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Foundations for the LPC

Foundations for the LPC (25th edn)

Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, and Jennifer Seymour
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date: 07 December 2023

p. 20714. Application for a grant of representationlocked

p. 20714. Application for a grant of representationlocked

  • Clare Firth, Clare FirthVisiting Lecturer, University of Law, former Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield
  • Lucy Crompton, Lucy Cromptonformer Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Helen Fox,
  • Frances Seabridge, Frances SeabridgeSenior Lecturer, Aston Law School
  • Jennifer SeymourJennifer SeymourSenior Tutor, University of Law
  •  and Elizabeth Smart


This chapter discusses the law and procedure relating to the issue of a grant of representation to the personal representatives of someone who has died. It considers the nature, effect, and the principal types of grant; the position of the personal representatives; the responsibilities of solicitors instructed to act in the administration of an estate; obtaining the grant; the court’s requirements; the Probate Application; HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) requirements; excepted estates; Form IHT 400 and its Schedules; and the calculation of inheritance tax (IHT).

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