At the present time, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has applied to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to be granted a probate licence. Probate is currently a reserved activity and can only be practiced by those with an appropriate licence.
Until recently the application to obtain a grant of probate could only be done by a firm of Solicitors. However, due to legal services reforms, this area is being opened up to other competent professional firms.
MG Group are keeping a close eye on developments in this area and we may decide to apply for a licence at any such point that the ICAEW becomes a licenced body.
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