Grants of probate applications move to MyHMCTS

HM Courts and Tribunals have announced, that as of Monday 2 November 2020, all grants of probate (where there is a will) applications must be made using MyHMCTS.

There is a grace period until 30 November 2020 when paper applications will still be accepted to give professional users time to prepare. After this date all applications except the confirmed exceptions must be submitted using the online service. This is mandatory for all of those in the profession.

Adam Lennon, Deputy Director and Probate Service Owner commented:

“The COVID-19 outbreak has proved the importance of the online probate system in providing a modern and reliable service for probate professionals who are submitting around 180,000 applications each year either on behalf of individuals or as executors in their own right.

“We have been pleased by the feedback that we have received so far on the service and we believe the time is now right to mandate the use of MyHMCTS. It’s secure, reduces errors and improves processing times allowing us and probate professionals to provide members of the public with a high-quality service at challenging times in their personal lives.”

More information on how to use MyHMCTS is available here.

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