Probate: Standards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 4 September 2023.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time was for Probate to be granted, as of 19 July 2023.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As of 19 July 2023, the most up to date published official statistics relating to average waiting times for probate grants is for the period of January to March 2023. Average waiting times are routinely published on via Family Court Statistics Quarterly and can be found at: Family Court Statistics Quarterly: January to March 2023 - GOV.UK (

HMCTS are focused on reducing overall timeliness on all types of applications and the average mean length of time taken for a grant of probate, following receipt of the documents required, is 9 weeks.

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