Solicitor probate applications must go online

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in the numbers of professionals taking the online route. All probate applications made by solicitors would have to be conducted online under Ministry of Justice proposals to encourage practitioners to go digital, the government proposes.

In a consultation published in UK, the government proposes changing non-contentious probate rules to make it mandatory for solicitors and other probate practitioners to use the online process.

The Ministry of Justice said it is clear that the process has to modernise and online applications would speed up processing times. Also,“Online probate services are simpler, quicker and more reliable – reducing the cost of erroneous forms and saving the taxpayer money. We urge legal professionals to respond to the consultation and help us move towards a more efficient process of handling probate applications”, the Ministry of Justice spokesman said.

Read more at The Law Society Gazette

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