Online probate beta testing to be extended to solicitors this autumn

Lawyer concerned new system could be ‘abused by unscrupulous applicants’

20 Sep 2017

Solicitors will be invited to join the courts service’s private beta testing stage for online probate from this autumn, Solicitors Journal can reveal.

The online probate application form entered into private beta testing on 15 June for personal applicants in simple cases.

“The project is still on target to launch into public beta for personal applicants from the beginning of 2018 and as soon as this is launched anybody will be able to access the form,” a member of the project team told the journal.

The private beta stage was

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