HMCTS – Probate Service

In a recent blog, HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has stated that the backlog in issuing Grants of Probate is now beginning to decrease. Around 7,000 Grants of Probate are being issued in England and Wales on a weekly basis by the Probate Service with new applications being processed within three days of receipt. If new applications supplied have IHT forms attached, these applications are being processed within 28 days.

Additionally, from the 4th November applicants have been able to telephone Birmingham Courts and Tribunal Service for an update on any application in England and Wales that has been uploaded on their system. This should hopefully be making the service more efficient and use friendly.

Rebecca Dixon is a solicitor in the private client department at Barker Gotelee, Ipswich solicitors.

Personal Solicitors Ipswich – If you have any questions about the Probate Service or for more information on our range of other legal services, please call the team on 01473 611211 or email