Although, Probate in Ireland is very similar to that of the UK, with the Irish High Court issuing a Grant of probate or grant of letters of administration, Ireland is not a recognised country under the Colonial Probate Act, this means that an Irish Grant of probate cannot be Resealed in the UK. Given this, a fresh application in the UK will be required, for the persons appointed by the Irish Courts to make the application, this will typically be the Executor named in the will, or the next of kin ( known as the Administrator ) if the Deceased died Intestate.
Irish probate in the UK: documents we would typically require
We would normally 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 Ireland, 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
International Probate contact
We act regularly for lawyers and clients from Ireland who need help collecting UK assets, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1482 42 9985
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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 email@example.com