Online probate forms to be mandatory from November

Latest government figures indicate only a third of probate applications are currently received in digital form.

According to the Ministry of Justice, the reforms should see around three quarters of professional user applications move online.

This is part of the government promise for a ‘quicker and more reliable’ probate service.

Law Society president Simon Davis said:

HMCTS must ensure that these issues are resolved and the system is fit for purpose before it is fully rolled out and the new rules come into force. Further clarity is also needed on what alternatives will be available if the system experiences difficulties – such as technology issues or if the case is particularly complex or unusual.

You can read the Law Gazette article on online probate becoming mandatory at this link.