It is important to have a thorough understanding of the legislation, rules, forms and the practice requirements when embarking on the preparation of the documents to file in the court to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration.
Failure to be fully prepared can lead to rejection by the court and/or minuting by the Registrar.
All sorts of circumstances can present themselves which you may have to unravel before preparing the actual application for grant of administration to file in the court. It is easy to overlook some of the niggly things that are necessary in the preparation of the documents. The last thing you want is for your documents to be rejected by the court or if they get accepted, to have the Registrar issue a non-grant minute listing things you have omitted to do or not done right.
The consequences of this could be that you need to prepare additional documents and have your clients come in to sign them or maybe you omitted a paragraph from the affidavit and the spouse has to return to your office to swear a supplementary stating that he/she was still married to the deceased when he/she died.
Embarrassing? You bet.
In this webinar John Earles will cover the detail that is essential for a successful application to the court. You will receive useful tools to ensure you have everything necessary in your preparation in the future and will also be given practical ways to put right any errors or omissions.
2 November 2022
John Earles, Registrar & Specialist Technical Advisor High Court.
1 CPD Hour