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Probate Service: Liverpool

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of David Jones David Jones Conservative, Clwyd West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is for the issue of a (a) grant of probate and (b) letter of administration by the Liverpool District Probate Registry; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Minister of State (London)

In January 2020 the figures are as follows:

Case type

Average weeks to issue

Median weeks to issue

Grant of Administration

13.1

5.2

Grant of Administration with Will annexed

10.2

5

Grant of Probate

8.8

4.6

Please note these figures include any time where the case is stopped, and also any time spent waiting for the applicant to submit documentation before the application can be processed.

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