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Take part in the HMCTS online probate reform event

12 June 2019

HMCTS is hosting an online event on probate reform on Thursday 4 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The event is aimed at legal professionals making applications for a Grant of Probate.

The event will focus on:

  • the online probate journey so far
  • the current frustrations being experienced
  • future plans for the service
  • a demonstration of the new online service for professional users
  • an explanation of the new paper route

In May the Law Society challenged HMCTS on delays to the probate service. We maintain serious concerns regarding the need for further resources to have a tangible impact on the service and this is something we continue to raise with HMCTS.

We also continue to highlight the need for improved and clear communications between local registries and service users. This should include regular updates which should be consistent in frequency and content to include:

  • expected turnaround time
  • details of applications outstanding
  • date of applications being processed

We are shortly due to have a follow up meeting with HMCTS to review what progress has been made in addressing the problems encountered with the probate delays.

For this event you can submit questions to HMCTS in advance using the event registration form or by sending an email to

It will run for approximately 2 hours and be recorded and available to watch afterwards.

Read more and register