Probate Delays continue

New data from HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has revealed Probate application delays continue.

For the 27,664 grants of probate issued in October, the average timeline from submission to grant was 15.2 weeks (September was 15.4) according to the data. This is still an increase from the 13.9 weeks recorded in June this year and continues to remain above the 12-month average of 12.5 weeks.

UK MPs begin inquiry into continuing probate delays. ( The House of Commons Justice Select Committee (the Justice Committee) has launched an inquiry into the HM Courts & Tribunal Service’s (HMCTS’) probate registry performance, following continuing significant delays in the issue of grants.

Given the long delays, we strongly advise that you try and submit a complete and correct submission the first time, taking professional assistance, if required.

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