The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/1057

2019 No. 1057 (L. 5)

Senior Courts Of England And Wales

The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2019

Made 25th June 2019

Laid before Parliament 27th June 2019

Coming into force 1st October 2019

The President of the Family Division of the High Court (the judicial office holder nominated by the Lord Chief Justice), with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor, makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by section 127 of the Senior Courts Act 19811.

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2019, and come into force on 1st October 2019.

(2) In these Rules, a reference to a rule by number alone means the rule so numbered in the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 19872.

S-2 Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: interpretation

Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: interpretation

2. In rule 2 (interpretation), in the definition of “online portal”, for “alternative”, the first time it occurs, substitute “online”.

S-3 Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: applications for grants through solicitors or probate practitioners

Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: applications for grants through solicitors or probate practitioners

3. In rule 4(1A) (applications for grants through solicitors or probate practitioners), for the words from “at any registry” to the end, substitute “online under rule 4A (online procedure for applications through solicitors or probate practitioners).”.

S-4 Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: alternative procedure for applications through solicitors or probate practitioners

Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: alternative procedure for applications through solicitors or probate practitioners

4. For rule 4A (alternative procedure for applications through solicitors or probate practitioners), substitute—

S-4A

Online procedure for applications through solicitors or probate practitioners

4A.—(1) An application for a grant made through a solicitor or probate practitioner may be made online using the online portal.

(2) An application under this rule must be made by completing and sending the online application form provided through the online portal and electronically paying the appropriate fee.

(3) Where original documents are required to be sent in support of the application, these must be sent separately in accordance with instructions given through the online portal.”

S-5 Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: online procedure for personal applications

Amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987: online procedure for personal applications

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