Wills and estates



New online process rolled out for probate and administration applications

A new online process for filing and processing an application for probate or administration has been introduced.

Published 15 September 2020

High Court: Ex parte application to admit will to probate refused

The High Court has refused an ex parte application to admit a will to probate on the grounds that there were two obliterations on its face.

Published 27 August 2020

Probate application process to be overhauled in September

A new online application process for grants of probate and letters of administration is set to be rolled out from September.

Published 30 July 2020

Consultation to consider doubling of small payment limit without probate to £20,000

Proposals to double the amount of money that may be released to the beneficiary of a deceased person without probate from £10,000 to £20,000 have gone out to consultation.

Published 30 June 2020

Solicitors advised to witness will signing through windows

Solicitors have been advised that they can witness the signing of wills through windows and car windshields during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

High Court: Man wins appeal against Circuit Court finding that uncle's will was invalid

A man who was left a 55-acre farm in his uncle’s only will, which was made a few days before his death, has won an appeal against the finding of the Circuit Court that the will was invalid.

Published 14 June 2019

Worthingtons Solicitors tops charity will-writing fundraising in Northern Ireland

Newtownards and Belfast firm Worthingtons Solicitors raised more for Will Aid than any other law firm in Northern Ireland last year.

Published 23 May 2019

Linda Johnston addresses Macmillan NI legacy event

Belfast solicitor Linda Johnston of Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors appeared as a guest speaker at a Macmillan NI legacy event at Belfast Castle.

Published 28 March 2019