Probate Statistics

Probate Statistics 2011, 2012, 2013

The Probate Registries are a division of  HM Courts & Tribunals Service (whereas we are a private company). Separately for calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013, these probate statistics show:

1. The total number of applications for grants of representation;

2. The number of applications for grants of representation made by solicitors;

3. The number of applications for grants of representation made by personal (lay) applicants;

4. The number of applications for grants of probate (i.e. for testate estates);

5. The number of applications for grants of letters of administration and grants of letters of administration with will annexed.

The statistics show that most cases are dealt with by professionals such as ourselves. Others will use services such as DIYprobateUK.

 2011 (1st January – 31st December)2012 (1st January – 31st December)2013 (1st January – 31st December)

The total number of applications for grants of representation

251,912

 

251,972

 

255,792

 

The number of applications for grants of representation made by solicitors

161,471

 

159,117

 

159,198

 

The number of applications for grants of representation made by personal (lay) applicants

90,441

 

92,855

 

96,594

 

The number of applications for grants of probate (i.e. for testate estates)

188,321

 

208,711

 

190,603

 

The number of applications for grants of letters of administration and grants of letters of administration with will annexed

54,039

 

54,416

 

54,189

 

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