Probate 2021

In this webinar we get to “look under the hood” of the Probate Office to see how it works, what the “system” is, and follow the Probate process from the moment your papers are received.

The High Court Probate Officer himself gives us his practical, no-nonsense guidance, tips and advice, right across the spectrum of the Probate process and journey, on what to do and not to do, what to expect and not to expect, and basically how to help yourself to help the Probate Office issue your Grants as quickly as possible (as intended by Order 74 Rule 4).

Topics Include:

  • eProbate
  • The Probate Process:
    • Incoming
    • Outgoing
    • Order 79 Rule 4
    • The Query Process
  • Recurring Issues:
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Jurats (S.I. 95 of 2009)
    • Title:
      • Probate
      • Will annexed
      • Intestacy
      • De Bonis Non (DBN)
      • Limited Grants
    • Valuations
    • Modernisation of the Probate Process & Infrastructure
    • Probate Officer’s Orders:
      • Incorporation of a Map
      • Revoking Grants
      • Refusing Probate
      • Appointing Guardians
      • Appointing Committees
      • Limiting Grants to movables or immovables
      • Rival applications
      • Lost Wills
      • Foreign Applications
    • Waiting times
    • Resubmissions
    • Expedites
    • Help – Resources Available


John Glennon BL MBA is the High Court Probate Officer. He was appointed to that post in July of 2018. Other than a period of time spent working as Head of Administration in the Law Reform Commission he has spent his entire career working in various offices of the Supreme and High Court. He has worked on two occasions in the Central office of the High Court and has also worked in the Wards of Court Office, the Taxing Masters Office and the Probate Office. He has also worked as a full time Registrar in the High Court. Following the establishment of the Courts Service John was appointed as the first Personnel Officer and subsequently became the Director of Human Resources. In recent years he was appointed as Examiner of the High Court and more recently appointed Probate Officer. John also served as a member of the Courts Service Board in recent years. He was called to the Bar in 1988.

Category of CPD: Category A (General)
Duration: 1.5 Hours


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