Resealing Grants

Resealing Grants of Representation in England and Wales

If a Grant of Representation has been extracted in a Commonwealth or other Colonial country or territory, then that Grant can normally be resealed in the Courts of England and Wales in order to deal with the assets of a deceased’s English Estate.  Fearon & Co can assist you with this requirement.

Under the Colonial Probates Act Application Order 1965 Grants issued in the following countries and territories can normally be resealed here:-

  • Africa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Jamaica
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Trinidad & Tobago

Please contact us if you are unsure whether the Grant obtained in your jurisdiction can be resealed.

Once the resealed Grant has been obtained, Fearon & Co. can deal with any Estate Administration requirements, including encashing bank and building society accounts and dealing with the sale or transfer of Shareholdings.  We can also deal with the sale of any property or land the deceased may have owned in England and Wales.

In addition, Fearon & Co is able to offer assistance with the Small Estate Procedures, which are adopted for use by some Company Share Registrars if the value of any UK shareholding is modest - usually less than £10,000.

Fearon & Co can also obtain Grants of Representation in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and elsewhere through retained Agents located elsewhere in the world.

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