Probate Practice Rights

Probate Practice Rights 

We award probate practice rights. 

Qualification as a CILEx Probate Practitioner 

We have a qualification scheme for you to become a CILEx Probate Practitioner. You can qualify to become a CILEx Probate Practitioner if you can demonstrate your competence in probate, wills and estate administration work. 

The qualification scheme enables you to provide probate services through a regulated entity. The application for the rights is not linked to any grade of CILEx membership. Therefore, you do not have to be a CILEx member to make an application. If you are a CILEx member, you may make an application whatever your grade of membership. 

The application process 

There is an application form that you must complete. We have published a Probate Practice Rights Handbook and rules to help you complete the form. The application process has been designed to enable you to demonstrate your competence in probate, wills and estate administration. Competence requires you to demonstrate your: 

  • Knowledge in probate practice and in wills and succession.
  • Skills in client care, legal research and probate, wills and estate administration.
  • Experience in probate, wills and estate administration. 

You must provide probate services through a regulated entity. We are a regulator of entities. If you want to seek regulation of your entity by us you must also demonstrate competence in practice management and accounts. See our Applying to be Regulated page for more details.

DBS Check

All applicants for independent Practice Rights are required to complete a new Standard DBS check for CILEx Regulation. Further details for obtaining the check can be found here.

Fees 

The non-refundable fee for this application is £450.

For further information call our Practice Rights Team on +44 (0)1234 845777 or email practicerights@cilex.org.uk.

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