Applications for letters of administration on intestacy 2020 - 8 September 2020 (On Demand)


When there is no will who is entitled to what?

When a person dies and does not leave a will they are intestate. What determines who is entitled to receive the deceased’s estate and who is entitled to make the application for letters of administration.

Such applications can be fraught with difficulty. The evidence required in support of an application can vary markedly depending on the circumstances.

This webinar will provide practical information for legal persons who work in this jurisdiction and it will cover:

  • How to avoid common mistakes in applications for letters of administration;
  • How to understand the prescribed forms of affidavits and identify what evidence needs to be covered and what can be omitted in various circumstances
  • Guidance on common and unusual situations of intestacy, and how to deal with them

This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the required forms and guidance on best practice for applying for letters of administration on intestacy and will provide practical tips from esteemed High Court Registrar and Sheriff, John Earles, for getting applications right the first time.


8 September 2020


  • How to avoid common mistakes in letters of administration on intestacy applications
  • Navigating around the prescribed forms of affidavit to support an application for letters of administration
  • Guidance on common and unusual situations of intestacy, and how to deal with them


Lawyers – all levels
General practitioners
Legal executives


John Earles, Registrar and Specialist Technical Adviser, High Court of New Zealand

1 CPD Hour

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $175.00 excl. GST

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