Consultation 07.10

Joint consultation on Probate rights

Ref: 07.10

The Legal Services Act 2007 specifies the preparation of probate papers as a reserved legal activity which can only be carried out by authorised persons.

ILEX is making an application under the Act to become an approved regulator to grant the right to undertake probate activities to those of its members who are suitably qualified. Probate activities are defined in the Act as the preparation of applications for grants of probate or letters of administration. IPS and ILEX are consulting upon the application.

This consultation document begins by outlining the nature of the application, summarising the arrangements by which members will qualify as probate practitioners, and then outlining the conduct and practice rules that probate practitioners will be subject to.

Please follow the links below to the consultation documents.

Probate rights consultation document

Probate rights annexes

Probate rights response form

This consultation will close on 3 April 2010.