Canada is a country recognised under the Colonial Probate Act, which means that a Letters of Probate issued in Canada (the equivalent of a grant of probate issued in the UK) can be resealed in the UK. Once this is undertaken, UK assets can then be collected.
Documents we would require
We would typically require the following documentation :-
- • Original or cerified ( by a Notary Public/Solicitor ) Death Certificate
- • Original Grant of probate or Letters of Administration issued by the High Court in Canada, together with the Will, this must be sealed ( eg.carry the stamp ) by the High Court
- • Confirmation of the UK assets to be collected eg. UK bank account details, share documentation etc.
- • Identification of the Executor or Administrator of the Estate to comply with UK ML Rules - identification must be certified by a Notary Public
Canada Probate in the UK contact
We have undertaken numerous Canadian probate reseals in the UK, if you need help collecting UK assets, please e-mail email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)1482 42 99 85
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Resealing Probate UK is part of TM Solicitors Ltd, a specialist firm of International Probate Lawyers with expertise in handling probate applications in the UK, we operate throughout the UK and abroad, and regularly assist foreign executors, lawyers, attorneys, and lay client’s with reseal applications in the UK. TM Solicitors also regularly advises on contested probate disputes.
TM Solicitors are members of the Solicitors for the Elderly, International Bar Association (IBA) and Probate Section of the Law Society. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 556897)
Tim Murden heads the international probate team and can be contacted on +44 (0)1482 42 9985 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org