From 1 July 2020 all applications for grants of probate and letters of administration must be filed in RedCrest-Probate, which is the Supreme Court’s online filing system.
The documents required for a grant can be completed and uploaded as PDFs into RedCrest-Probate. Alternately they can be completed using the guided questions in the system.
The original will, or any other document upon which the application for a grant is based, must still be physically filed, or posted to the Court.
In a move to make the new process as electronic as possible, the original grant is the electronic copy issued by the court. Asset holders can view the original grant through RedCrest-Probate using a unique identifier and the application number appearing on the grant.
The By Lawyers Probate and Letters of Administration guides have been updated accordingly.