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EFIS 17, March 2019 : Probate

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Pursuant to the information previously supplied to you on EFIS 129/2018 last November, Oyez has now created the new statement of truth forms listed to replace the current forms of oath Probate 4, 4b, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16.

After the Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018 came into force on 27th November 2018, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) notified District Probate Registries (DPRs) of amendments to these forms.

Oyez's understanding is that the DPRs have continued to accept the existing forms of oath during a transitional period to the new procedure(s).

Subscribers to this range are therefore invited to use the new statement of truth forms in place of the forms of oath immediately.

In addition, we have amended PRO32 to refer to 14 days instead of 8 on the current version following amendments to this time limit which the Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018 introduced last year. There were no field amendments to the PRO32.

Forms affected

PRO4 Executors Withdrawn
PRO4B Executors (Trust Corporation) Withdrawn
PRO5 Attorney of Executor (Administration with the Will annexed) Withdrawn
PRO8 Administrators Withdrawn
PRO9 Attorney of Administrator Withdrawn
PRO11 Administrators, with the Will Withdrawn
PRO12 Administrators, de bonis non Withdrawn
PRO13 Administrators, with the Will, de bonis non Withdrawn
PRO14 Double Probate Withdrawn
PRO16 Administrators (Statutory Guardian and Nominee) Withdrawn
SOT1 Statement of Truth (Executors) New/Amended
SOT2 Statement of Truth (Executors) Trust Corporation New/Amended
SOT4 Statement of Truth (Administrators) New/Amended
SOT5 Statement of Truth (Attorney of Administrator) New/Amended
SOT6 Statement of Truth (Administrators with the Will) New/Amended
SOT7 Statement of Truth (Administrators de bonis non) New/Amended
SOT8 Statement of Truth (Administrators with the Will, de bonis non) New/Amended
SOT9 Statement of Truth (Double Probate) New/Amended
SOT3 Statement of Truth of an Attorney of an Executor (Administration with Will annexed) New/Amended
SOT10 Statement of Truth (Administrators) (Person with Parental Responsibility and Nominee) New/Amended
PRO32 Warning to Caveator (Copy) New/Amended

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