HMCTS have agreed with Smee & Ford for the existing legacy notification service to continue until a new service has been put in place. It is believed there will be some changes to the interim service but essentially it will remain much the same as before.
HMCTS has published an open letter from CEO Susan Acland-Hood about the arrangements, explaining what Smee & Ford’s interim solution will be which will be communicated directly to its existing customers. The new arrangements involve amending a number of fees, including significantly reducing probate copy fees. The changes, which were laid before parliament this week are due to begin on 22nd July 2019.