Recent Experience of UK Probate turnaround?

homer911

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An estate I am executing has UK shares and my solicitor says he has passed all details to a contact in the UK who organises this for his clients. With Covid-19 I understand the process all but ground to a halt but its now been a number of months and I'm wondering what other people's experience is?
 

BusinessFailure

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I went through a similar (albeit intestacy) situation a few years ago. There wasn't much in the UK estate, but it took the guts of 6 months to get it sorted out.
 

Hooverfish

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As long as there is nothing in Post Office savings it does not take that long. Post Office Savings, run on contract by Bank of Ireland, is a total joke even when you do everything absolutely by the book. Would compete with Eir for poor customer service. Otherwise probate is quite fast in the UK, 6-8 weeks but may have slowed due to Covid. Most shares you just need to send a copy of the probate and details of your identity as executor to have them transferred...
 
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