Is Probate in Jersey Any Different To Probate In The UK?

Many people are unaware of the fact that Jersey is not technically part of the UK. However, because of this, the rules around probate are actually different in Jersey. And if someone dies with assets in both the UK and Jersey, you will need to have two different sets of probate granted.

Needing two probates to be issued can take a long time, especially since the executor needs to attend the court in Jersey in person (and they will need to make an appointment to do so, which can take additional time).

If there is a pressing need for probate to be issued quickly, then there are options. For example. IWC can help with exactly this issue since we have a special fast track service specifically for probate in Jersey. We work with trusted agents in Jersey who are able to attend court in place of the executor, although in order to do this we do need some documentation.

Probate in Jersey 199x300 Is Probate in Jersey Any Different To Probate In The UK?

The most important document that IWC requires for our fast track Jersey probate channel is the Grant of Representation. This is the document that means the executor can begin their work. When this document has been obtained and sent to us at IWC, an application for a Greffier’s Certificate can be made. The Greffier’s Certificate is what is needed to allow a third party to attend the Jersey based court rather than the executor themselves.

Other documents required to obtain probate in Jersey are a sealed and certified copy of the will in question, an original death certificate, evidence of assets based in Jersey (such as a letter from the deceased’s bank or a mortgage statement), proof that all fees due have been paid to both the UK probate service and the Royal Court of Jersey, and the executor’s oath. These documents, together with the sealed and certified Grant of Representation, must be presented to the Jersey courts.

From beginning to end, the fast track Jersey probate service will take around 7 working days. Using the standard route will take considerably longer.

If you have any questions about probate in Jersey, what you need to do, or whether IWC can help with the fast track process, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Leave a Reply

Contact us

x

Call us for a quote, instant help or impartial advice on freephone
0800 612 6105 0800 calls are free - 0333 are local rate - Just click to Call



Or complete the form below
Name
Email
Tel
Message