Sometimes a Deceased person may have died abroad, but still left UK assets, such as money in a bank account, shares or a property. If this is the case, how are the UK assets released?
Typically, most UK financial institutions will require what is known as a Grant of Probate this is a legal document issued to the Executor named in the will.
If the deceased died in a Country recognised by the Colonial Probate Act it may well be possible to have the foreign Grant of Probate ( or the equivalent legal document appointing the Executor to administer the estate ) formerly resealed in the UK by the Probate Registry.
We have a dedicated international probate team that assist clients from outside the United Kingdom, we regularly assist foreign lawyers and executors with Probate Reseal applications from Countries such as :-
- • Australia
- • New Zealand
- • Canada
- • South Africa
- • Hong Kong
- • British Columbia
- • Singapore
- • St Lucia
- • Jamaica
- • Bahamas
If you need UK assets releasing in the UK we can help, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1482 42 99 85