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If a Scottish confirmation certificate is obtained by the executor for a deceased's estate, does this allow them to administer the estates assets that are in England and Wales or do they need to be sealed in England?

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Published on LexisPSL on 23/09/2019

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  • If a Scottish confirmation certificate is obtained by the executor for a deceased's estate, does this allow them to administer the estates assets that are in England and Wales or do they need to be sealed in England?

If a Scottish confirmation certificate is obtained by the executor for a deceased's estate, does this allow them to administer the estates assets that are in England and Wales or do they need to be sealed in England?

The provisions of the Administration of Estates Act 1971 (AEA 1971) apply to all three jurisdictions of the UK: England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

For probate purposes, AEA 1971 provides that only one grant of probate is necessary, ie if the deceased

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