It wasn’t just the Coronavirus pandemic that caused changes in the way that most private client practitioners worked in 2020. We saw a .. Read more consultation and then introduction of the mandatory use of HMCTS online processes for probate professionals in the application for grants of representation. Six months on from its introduction this session takes stock of where we are, looks at common issues with applications, and sets out what further changes are to come from probate practitioners. Ian Bond is director and head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors as well as a member of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee. Ian is a contributor to the Law Society publication ‘The Probate Practitioners Handbook’; the 9th edition of which will be published in January 2021.
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