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    • gterr
    • By gterr 6th Jan 18, 9:51 PM
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    Probate: Can I swear an oath for English probate with a Scottish solicitor?
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    • 6th Jan 18, 9:51 PM
    Probate: Can I swear an oath for English probate with a Scottish solicitor? 6th Jan 18 at 9:51 PM
    Hi there,


    I am applying for probate as next of kin to someone who died domiciled in England. I live in Scotland. When it comes to swearing the oath, I know there is an option to swear before a solicitor rather than visiting a probate office. Would a Scottish solicitor be OK for this? If not, I'll have a very long drive for a 5 minute 'ceremony'!


    Thanks for your time.
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 7th Jan 18, 2:59 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 2:59 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 2:59 AM
    I would think so. Ring your local solicitor and ask.
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 7th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
    Scottish Law is different to English and Welsh Law. You may have to swear a different oath as the court will be different.

    A quick call to the Probate Office will help to clarify the situation for you.
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 7th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
    The post by ljhhuk from 2012 may be of help BUT please do clarify the situation with the Probate Office: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4158985
    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 7th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
    I've done this twice and there was no problem with a Scottish solicitor. The first time I paid £30 for the service, the other time, at a different solicitor, I was asked to consider a donation of my choice to the RNLI.
    • gterr
    • By gterr 7th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
    Thanks, Everyone!
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