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Answering key questions about the probate process during the coronavirus pandemic

Helen Stewart, head of probate, Thomson Snell & Passmore, 21/05/2020

The probate process can be difficult and emotional at the best of times. With the country on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are increasingly concerned about how to proceed with the matters arising following a death.  

While it is still possible to carry out the probate process at the moment, certain elements have been adapted to reflect the social distancing measures in place. These are impacting on everything from registering deaths and notifying asset holders to getting assets valued and applying for a Grant of Probate.

Changes to how and where deaths can be registered. 

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