HMCTS – Normal probate service should be restored soon

HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has announced in a recent update that the backlog of probate grant applications is beginning to fall. With more grants of probate now being issued each week than the number of applications received.

HMCTS says it is optimistic that service will return to normal routine ‘very shortly’, in which grants to solicitors are issued within ten working days.

Through the summer we were experiencing delays, of up to 12 weeks, in receiving the grants.