Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 165 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 825 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

David Richards J

Representation Patrick Talbot QC and Andrew de la Rosa (instructed by Flint Bishop & Barnett) for the claimants.
  Grant Crawford (instructed by SGC Solicitors) for the first and second defendants.
  Thomas Dumont (instructed by Berryman Shacklock LLP) for the third defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 April 2006

Catchwords

Administration of estates - Grant of administration - Practice - Grant revoked by consent - Costs of application - Evidence in support of application for grant - Lack of notice of application or grant - Procedure to be adopted on applications to probate registries under Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, .

The Case

The grant of letters of administration should not have been made without notice in the instant case. There was no requirement that the application, still less the grant, be made without notice. On the contrary the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, made provision for notice to be given in an appropriate case.

Practice Areas

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