Online probate forms compulsory for solicitors from next month

Solicitors will have to submit probate applications online from next month under legislation laid in parliament, as the government promises a ‘quicker and more reliable’ probate service. According to the Law Gazette, the statutory instrument mandates that legal professionals use the online system in the majority of probate cases from 2 November. For more complex cases involving

‘Divorce boom’ forecast

Citizens Advice has warned that the coronavirus is creating an “enormous strain” on relationships. Citizens Advice said divorce guidance searches had increased since April after a drop in visits when lockdown started. Citizens Advice said views on its divorce webpage on the first September weekend had risen by 25% in comparison to the same date