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This Practice Note considers the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on probate practice and provides answers or guidance on some of the main issues arising for practitioners. Although adapted from some of our Q&As, the latest guidance and updates will be contained in this Practice Note. For guidance on the impact of coronavirus on other areas relevant to Private Client practitioners, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Private Client—overview.
On 17 March 2020, the government published guidance about the emergency coronavirus legislation to tackle the urgent issues that arise as a result of coronavirus. One of the five key areas covered by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) is managing the death of a person with respect and dignity. The legislation includes modifications to the usual rules and regulations regarding the registration of a death and takes account of the fact that some families may be self-isolating or otherwise house-bound due to coronavirus, as well as the potential impact of particular waves of the pandemic in terms of the capacity for registration and other arrangements to be made within the usual timeframe.
Following the introduction of the bill to parliament on 19 March 2020, CA 2020 was passed on 25 March 2020. The relevant
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