The Probate Registry is responsible for determining, on application for a grant of representation, what document or documents constitute the last will of the deceased and/or who is entitled to be the personal representative of the deceased. When these determinations have been made, a grant is issued to the estate of the deceased person. There are three types of grants: probate, letters of administration with the will annexed and letters of administration.
When necessary a grant will be limited in duration, in respect of property, or to any special purpose. The term “grant” is used to mean whatever type of grant of representation is issued. A grant is the official recognition by the court of the right of the personal representative named in the grant to administer the estate of a deceased person and of the vesting in the personal representative of the title to the deceased’s assets.
Probate information and contact details are located in the probate section.