HMCTS responds to issues with the probate service
We spoke to HM Courts and Tribunals Service about issues our members have been experiencing using the probate service.
Your charges should be reasonable, in accordance with your duty to maintain trust and act fairly.
It’s for you to decide whether it’s appropriate to charge for preparing the statement. A reasonable charge may also be made for photocopying.
You may wish to retain a record of correspondence relating to your charges for preparing a Larke v Nugus statement, as well as any agreement regarding how the charge will be paid.
For more information, see our practice note on disputed wills: guidance for practitioners.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.
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