The House of Commons has opened an inquiry on the Probate Registry delays

Some people may be aware that the Probate Registry has been experiencing significant delays for some time now. There are also concerns about how beneficiaries, executors and the bereaved are being supported throughout the process.

Due to the ongoing delays The House of Commons Justice Committee has opened an inquiry on the Probate Registry.

“The inquiry will take evidence on capacity, resources and delays across the probate service, and the impact of digitisation and centralisation, including the effectiveness of the online probate portal. The inquiry is interested in people’s experiences of applying for probate including how the administration of probate could be improved for people who are already coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.”UK Parliament Justice Committee.

Evidence can be submitted until Monday, 22nd January 2024. We strongly advise all interested parties to respond and explain their experiences with the Probate Registry via the link below.

Read the call for evidence and submit yours here.

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