The delays in the issuing of Grants has been ongoing for almost 1 year. The Gazette has now confirmed that less than 10% of applications have been issued within 10 working days. Our experience is in line with this finding, and it is disappointing that it has taken such a longtime to rectify matters. 

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they have been issuing applications within 10 working days since the end of January 2020, but in our experience this is not the case for all applications. Furthermore, 18 probate sub-registries closed their doors in February 2020 and so it remains to be seen how this effects timescales.