Probate (Jersey) Law 1998

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Published: 2013-01-01

Probate (Jersey) Law 1998

Revised Edition

04.720

Showing the law as at 1 January 2013

This is a revised edition of the law

Probate (Jersey) Law 1998

Arrangement

Article

PART 1

PRELIMINARY

1            Interpretation

2            Jurisdiction of the Court

3            The Bailiff, Jurats and officers of the Court

4            Power of the Court as to witnesses and documents

5            Power and rôle of Judicial Greffier

PART 2

GRANTS OF PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

6            Application for and making of grant

7            Evidence of death

8            Oath of executor or administrator

9            Caveats

10          Proceedings consequent on caveats

11          Grant to a trust corporation

12          Grant to attorney

13          Grant to executor dative

14          Entitlement to grant as administrator or executor dative

15          Viscount or other person in possession pendente lite

16          Revocation of grant by consent

17          Removal of executor or administrator

18          Second and subsequent grants

PART 3

RECOVERY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE

19          Necessity for production of grant

20          Protection for person releasing movable estate under grant

21          Protection for person releasing movable estate without grant

22          Release or payment under revoked grant

23          Penalty for intermeddling

24          Duty of executor or administrator as to inventory

PART 4

VARIATION AND DISCLAIMER OF INTERESTS

25          Variation of dispositions etc. by consent

26          Disclaimer of interest

PART 5

MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL

27          Deposit of and access to wills and other documents

28          Official copies

29          Validity of will

30          Domicile of dependence for probate purposes

31          Regulations

32          Rules of Court

33          Citation

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Probate (Jersey) Law 1998

A LAW to consolidate and further amend the law relating to grants of probate and letters of administration, the administration and distribution of the estate of deceased persons and ancillary matters

Commencement [see endnotes]

PART 1

PRELIMINARY

1      Interpretation

(1)    In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires –

“1993 Law” means the Wills and Successions (Jersey) Law 1993;[1]

“administration” means letters of administration of the movable estate of a deceased person;

“advocate” means advocate of the Court;

“caveator” means a person by or on whose behalf a caveat is lodged;

“Court” means the Royal Court;

“enactment” includes an enactment of the United Kingdom registered in the Court;

“executor dative” means an executor other than an executor nominate;

“executor nominate” means an executor named in the will of a deceased person and includes the attorney of the executor specially appointed by the executor as such, and the guardian of the executor;

“grant” means a grant of probate or administration;

“Inferior Number” means the Inferior Number of the Court;

“movable estate” means personal or movable property;

“prescribed” means prescribed by rules of court;

“specified” means specified in Regulations made by the States;

“state” means a territory or group of territories having its own law of nationality;

“testamentary cause or matter” includes all causes or matters relating to the grant or revocation of probate or administration, to the revocation (cassation et annulation) of a will and to the reduction of a will ad legitimum modum;

“trust corporation” means an association incorporated by enactment of the States or a company registered under the law governing the registration in Jersey of companies with limited liability, being an association or company which is –

(a)     empowered by its constitution to undertake the business of acting as executor and administrator; and

(b)     authorized by Act of the Court to apply for grants;

“will” means a will of movable estate (whether or not any real or immovable estate is devised by the will) and includes any testamentary instrument of which probate may be granted.

(2)    Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference in this Law to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended from time to time, and includes a reference to that enactment as extended or applied by or under another enactment including any other provision of that enactment.

2      Jurisdiction of the Court

(1)    The Court shall have all jurisdiction in relation to probates and administrations as it had immediately before this Law came into force, that is to say, jurisdiction –

(a)     in relation to the grant or revocation of probate and administration of the movable estate of deceased persons, including jurisdiction to make a grant in respect of a deceased person notwithstanding that the deceased person leaves no estate, and to make a grant of administration of the effects of a deceased person who dies leaving direct heirs who survive the deceased person; and

(b)     to hear and determine all questions relating to a testamentary cause or matter.

(2)    The Court shall, in the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by paragraph (1), perform all such like duties with respect to the estates of deceased persons as it performed immediately before this Law came into force in relation to the matters in which it has jurisdiction.

(3)    The jurisdiction conferred and duties imposed on the Court by this Article shall be exercised in the Probate division.

(4)    The jurisdiction conferred and duties imposed on the Court by this Article shall, so far as regards procedure and practice, be exercised in the manner provided by and under this Law or, where no provision is made, in the manner which has previously been customary.

3      The Bailiff, Jurats and officers of the Court

Subject to this Law and to rules of court, the Bailiff, Jurats, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Viscount and Judicial Greffier shall perform duties in the Probate division of the Court analogous to those performed by them respectively in the Samedi division of the Court.

4      Power of the Court as to witnesses and documents

(1)    In the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred on it by Article 2, the Court may –

(a)     order to appear before it any person whom it may think fit to examine;

(b)     examine any person upon oath or affirmation, as the case may require;

(c)     before, after or without examination, receive any affidavit or affirmation given by any person;

(d)     order any person to produce and bring into court or otherwise as the Court may direct, any deeds, evidences, paper or writings as it may think proper which are in the person’s possession, custody or control; and

(e)     order a person it has reasonable grounds for believing has knowledge of any paper or writing being or purporting to be testamentary to attend for the purpose of being examined respecting the same.

(2)    Any person who disobeys an order under paragraph (1) shall be guilty of contempt of court.

5      Power and rôle of Judicial Greffier

(1)    The Judicial Greffier shall have full power to administer oaths for the purposes of this Law.

(2)    In the authentication of grants, orders and other instruments, and of copies of such documents, the Judicial Greffier may describe himself or herself as Registrar.

PART 2

GRANTS OF PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

6      Application for and making of grant

(1)    An application for a grant shall be made to the Judicial Greffier.

(2)    An application may be made through an advocate or solicitor or in person by persons claiming to be entitled to a grant.

(3)    A grant shall be made by the Judicial Greffier in the name of the Royal Court (Probate division) under the seal of the Probate division.

(4)    A grant shall have effect over the movable estate of the deceased person.

(5)    Subject to paragraphs (7) and (13), the Judicial Greffier shall not make a grant until all the enquiries which the Judicial Greffier may see fit to institute in relation to the application have been answered to the Judicial Greffier’s satisfaction.

(6)    In the exercise of the Judicial Greffier’s duties under paragraph (5), the Judicial Greffier shall afford as great facilities for the obtaining of grants as are consistent with a due regard to the prevention of error or fraud.

(7)    Where a deceased person dies domiciled in a specified jurisdiction, the Judicial Greffier may make a grant without making any enquiries under paragraph (5), upon an application being made in such manner and with such supportive evidence as shall be prescribed.

(8)    Subject to paragraph (13), no grant shall be made by the Judicial Greffier –

(a)     in any case where there is contention, until the contention is disposed of; or

(b)     in any case where the Judicial Greffier is required to present a statement under paragraph (9), without the directions of the Inferior Number to so proceed.

(9)    Subject to paragraph (13), the Judicial Greffier shall present a statement to the Bailiff for the directions of the Inferior Number in any case –

(a)     where it appears doubtful to the Judicial Greffier whether or not a grant should be made; or

(b)     where any question arises in relation to an application for a grant.

(10)  Where a statement is presented, the Inferior Number may –

(a)     direct the Judicial Greffier to proceed with the matter in accordance with such instructions as it thinks necessary; or

(b)     forbid any further action by the Judicial Greffier in relation to the matter.

(11)  Where the Inferior Number forbids any further action by the Judicial Greffier in relation to the matter, the person applying for the grant may apply to the Inferior Number.

(12)  Upon an application made under paragraph (11), the Inferior Number may order such persons to be convened, such evidence taken and such enquiries made as it considers necessary and may make such order as the circumstances require.

(13)  The Judicial Greffier may, without making any enquiries under paragraph (5) and notwithstanding paragraphs (8) and (9), grant probate or administration where all the parties who, in the Judicial Greffier’s opinion should be consulted, consent to the making of the grant.

7      Evidence of death

(1)    An applicant for a grant shall provide the Judicial Greffier with a certificate of the death of the deceased person to whom the application relates, or such other evidence of the death as the Judicial Greffier may approve.

(2)    Where the applicant is unable to provide such evidence as aforesaid, the Judicial Greffier shall present a statement of the matter to the Bailiff for the directions of the Inferior Number.

(3)    The Inferior Number shall –

(a)     order the applicant to be convened and hear such evidence of the death as the applicant produces; and

(b)     order such other persons to be convened, such additional evidence to be heard and such enquiries made as it considers necessary.

(4)    If the Inferior Number is satisfied that the death of the person to whom the application relates may be presumed beyond all reasonable doubt to have occurred on or after a certain date, it may make a declaration to that effect and such order as the circumstances require.

(5)    A declaration made under paragraph (4) shall be –

(a)     received in any proceedings as evidence of the death of the person to whom it relates; and

(b)     deemed to be proof of the death, unless cause to the contrary is shown.

8      Oath of executor or administrator

Every executor or administrator shall, before the making of a grant, make an oath in such form as may be prescribed.

9      Caveats

(1)    Any person having an interest in the movable estate of a deceased person and intending to oppose the making of a grant may lodge a caveat with the Judicial Greffier.

(2)    A caveat shall be in such form as may be prescribed and may be lodged through an advocate or solicitor or in person.

(3)    A caveat shall have effect from the day on which it is lodged and remain in effect until whichever is the earlier of –

(a)     its withdrawal by the caveator;

(b)     its clearing off pursuant to an order of the Inferior Number;

(c)     the determination by judgment or order of the Inferior Number of the matter in dispute between the parties; or

(d)     subject to paragraph (5) of this Article and Article 10(3), the expiry of the period of 6 months beginning on the day it is lodged.

(4)    Subject to Article 10(4), where a caveat has effect, no grant shall be made in the estate to which it relates.

(5)    A caveat may be renewed by the caveator.

(6)    A caveat may be withdrawn by the caveator.

10    Proceedings consequent on caveats

(1)    Any person whose application for a grant has been stopped by a caveat may serve a summons upon the caveator, in such manner as may be prescribed, calling upon the caveator to appear before the Inferior Number to show cause why the caveat should not be cleared off.

(2)    If the caveator does not appear in answer to the summons, the Inferior Number may –

(a)     order the caveat to be cleared off; and

(b)     make such other order as the circumstances of the case may require.

(3)    If the caveator appears in answer to the summons, the Inferior Number may order that, until the matter in dispute between the parties has been determined by judgment or order, the caveat shall remain in effect.

(4)    Where the Inferior Number makes an order under paragraph (3), it may also –

(a)     place the estate of the deceased person in the possession of the Viscount or some other person pursuant to Article 15; or

(b)     authorize the Judicial Greffier to make a grant to such person and limited in such manner (if any) as it directs.

(5)    Where a caveator appearing in answer to a summons contests the validity of a testamentary instrument of the deceased person in relation to whose movable estate the caveat was lodged, the Inferior Number shall determine the question of the validity or invalidity, in whole or in part, of that instrument in the same manner mutatis mutandis as if it were hearing an action for the setting aside (cassation et annulation) of a will of movable estate.

(6)    If the Inferior Number determines that a testamentary instrument is wholly or partially valid it shall –

(a)     pronounce for the validity of the whole or part of the instrument; and

(b)     authorize the Judicial Greffier to grant probate to such person as is found by it to be entitled to the grant.

(7)    If the Inferior Number determines that a testamentary instrument is invalid it shall –

(a)     pronounce against the validity of the instrument; and

(b)     authorize the Judicial Greffier to grant probate of a valid testamentary instrument or, if as a result of the proceedings there is an intestacy, to grant administration, in either case the grant to be to such person as is found by the Inferior Number to be entitled to it.

(8)    Where a caveator appearing in answer to a summons contests the right of the person who has applied for a grant to obtain such grant and alleges a prior right in himself or herself or some other person, the Inferior Number shall determine who is entitled to the grant and authorize the Judicial Greffier to make a grant to that person.

(9)    Where a caveator appearing in answer to a summons raises an objection to the making of a grant other than an objection to which paragraph (5) or (8) applies, the Inferior Number shall hear the objection and make such order as the circumstances may require.

(10)  Any order made under this Article may include an order for the payment of damages.

11    Grant to a trust corporation

(1)    The Judicial Greffier may –

(a)     where a trust corporation is named in a will as executor, whether alone or jointly with another person, grant probate to the corporation, either solely or jointly with another person, as the case may be;

(b)     grant probate to a trust corporation as executor dative, either solely or jointly with another person; and

(c)     grant administration to a trust corporation, either solely or jointly with another person.

(2)    Probate or administration shall not be granted to a nominee on behalf of a trust corporation.

(3)    Any officer authorized for the purpose by a trust corporation or its directors or governing body may, on behalf of the corporation, swear affidavits or do any other act or thing which the Judicial Greffier may require with a view to the making of a grant to the corporation, and the acts of an officer so authorized shall be binding on the corporation.

(4)    Where any association or company which is not incorporated or registered in Jersey is named in a will as executor, whether alone or jointly with another person, nothing in this Article shall restrict the power of the Judicial Greffier under Article 12 to grant probate to the attorney of such association or company specially appointed by it for the purpose.

12    Grant to attorney

(1)    Where a person entitled to a grant in relation to the movable estate of a deceased person appoints an attorney specially for the purpose, the Judicial Greffier may make the grant to the attorney.

(2)    A grant made pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be made to the attorney personally.

13    Grant to executor dative

(1)    Where a person dies leaving a will without having named an executor who is willing and competent to take probate, it shall be granted to an executor dative.

(2)    Where a person dies leaving a will having named an executor who is willing and competent to take probate but the Judicial Greffier considers, on exceptional grounds, that it may not be appropriate for that person to take the grant, the Judicial Greffier may refer the matter to the Inferior Number.

(3)    Where a matter is referred to it under paragraph (2), the Inferior Number may, on exceptional grounds, name a person, other than the person named as executor in the will, as entitled to a grant as executor dative, and authorize the Judicial Greffier to make such a grant to the person.

(4)    Where probate is granted to an executor dative, the will of the deceased person shall be performed and observed in the same manner as if probate had been granted to an executor nominate.

14    Entitlement to grant as administrator or executor dative

(1)    This Article applies where a person dies –

(a)     wholly intestate as to the person’s movable estate; or

(b)     leaving a will without having named an executor who is willing and competent to take probate.

(2)    Subject to paragraphs (3), (5) and (6), where the person dies leaving a spouse, or a civil partner, as the case may be, the spouse or civil partner shall be the person entitled to the grant.[2]

(3)    Subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), where the person dies leaving a spouse or civil partner in the circumstances described in Article 8(1)(a) and (b) of the 1993 Law, the person entitled to the grant shall be the person who would have been so entitled according to customary law if the spouse or civil partner had died before the deceased.[3]

(4)    Subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), where the person dies without leaving a spouse or civil partner, the person entitled to the grant shall be such person as may be specified or, if none, the person so entitled according to customary law.[4]

(5)    Subject to any authorization under paragraph (6), where, in any case to which this Article applies, it appears to the Judicial Greffier to be necessary or convenient by reason of any special circumstance to make a grant to some person other than the person entitled to the grant, the Judicial Greffier –

(a)     shall not be obliged to make a grant to the person entitled; and

(b)     may make a grant to such person and limited in such manner as the Judicial Greffier thinks fit.

(6)    Where, in any case to which this Article applies, it appears to the Inferior Number to be necessary or convenient by reason of any special circumstance, that a grant should be made to some person other than the person entitled to the grant, it may authorize the Judicial Greffier –

(a)     not to make a grant to the person entitled; and

(b)     to make a grant to such person and limited in such manner as it thinks fit.

(7)    In this Article, “grant” means a grant as administrator of the deceased person’s movable estate or as executor dative, as the case may require.

15    Viscount or other person in possession pendente lite

(1)    The Inferior Number may place the estate of a deceased person in the possession of the Viscount or some other person where –

(a)     any legal proceedings touching the validity of the will of the deceased person or for obtaining, recalling or revoking any grant are pending; or

(b)     the Judicial Greffier presents a statement to the Bailiff for the directions of the Inferior Number under Article 6(9).

(2)    The Viscount or other person in possession of the estate shall act under the direction of the Inferior Number.

16    Revocation of grant by consent

The Judicial Greffier may revoke a grant where all the parties who, in the Judicial Greffier’s opinion, should be consulted, consent to the revocation.

17    Removal of executor or administrator

(1)    The Attorney General or any person with an interest in the movable estate of a deceased person may apply to the Inferior Number on exceptional grounds for an order that an executor or administrator be removed from office.

(2)    If the Inferior Number makes an order removing an executor or administrator from office, it shall at the same time name another person to be executor or administrator in their place, and authorize the Judicial Greffier to make a grant to that person.

18    Second and subsequent grants

(1)    If any person to whom a grant has been made, either solely or jointly with another person, dies, becomes incapacitated or bankrupt leaving a part of the movable estate of the deceased person unadministered, the Judicial Greffier may make a grant to some other person to act in the person’s place.

(2)    If any person to whom a grant has been made wishes to retire, the Judicial Greffier may make a grant to another person to act in the person’s place.

(3)    If any person to whom a grant has been made wishes an additional person to be appointed to act together with the person, the Judicial Greffier may make a grant to that person.

(4)    In paragraph (1), the reference to a person becoming bankrupt includes a person becoming the subject of insolvency proceedings of a similar nature to bankruptcy in any place outside Jersey.

(5)    This Law applies, subject to rules of court, mutatis mutandis to second and subsequent grants as it applies to original grants.

PART 3

RECOVERY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE

19    Necessity for production of grant

(1)    Subject to paragraphs (2) to (5), and save as otherwise provided by any other enactment, the production of a grant shall be necessary to establish the right to recover or receive any part of the movable estate situated in Jersey of any deceased person.

(2)    Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a person in Jersey who holds any movable estate situated in Jersey and forming a part or the whole of the estate so situated of a deceased person who died domiciled in any territory outside Jersey where the value of the movable estate held by that person does not exceed £10,000 or such other amount as may be specified.

(3)    Subject to paragraph (4), a person in possession of any such movable estate as is described in paragraph (2) may, on the application of any person, release that movable estate to such person who appears to him or her to be entitled to receive it under the terms of the will (if any) of the deceased person or under the law relating to intestate succession in force in the place in which the deceased person was domiciled at death.

(4)    A person in possession of any such movable estate as is described in paragraph (2) shall not release the movable estate or any part of it before the person making the application under paragraph (3) has provided him or her with –

(a)     such documentary or other information as to the entitlement of any person to receive the movable estate as he or she may require; and

(b)     such security, in such form and amount (not exceeding the value of the movable estate to which the application relates) as he or she may require.

(5)    Nothing in this Article shall affect any liability of a person who releases any movable estate to account to any other person for that movable estate.

(6)    Any person who in, or in connection with, any application under this Article makes any statement which is false in any material particular or in the truth of which the person does not believe shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

20    Protection for person releasing movable estate under grant

Any person acting in good faith who releases or permits the release of any movable estate upon any grant made under authority of this Law shall be protected and saved harmless in respect of that act from any action brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased person or by any beneficiary of the estate, notwithstanding any defect or circumstance whatsoever affecting the validity of the grant.

21    Protection for person releasing movable estate without grant

(1)    This Article applies to a person holding movable estate in the circumstances described in Article 19(2), where the deceased person died domiciled in a specified jurisdiction.

(2)    A person to whom this Article applies who releases movable estate in the person’s possession shall be protected and saved harmless in respect of that act from any action brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased person or by any beneficiary of the estate if –

(a)     the person to whom the estate is released has provided him or her with such evidence of the person’s entitlement to receive it as shall be prescribed; and

(b)     there is no caveat in force in respect of the deceased person’s estate.

22    Release or payment under revoked grant

(1)    Any person acting in good faith who releases or permits the release of any movable estate to any executor or administrator upon any grant made under authority of this Law which is subsequently revoked shall be protected and saved harmless in respect of that act from any action brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased person or by any beneficiary of the estate.

(2)    An executor or administrator who has acted under a grant which is subsequently revoked under this Law may retain and reimburse himself or herself in respect of any payments made by the executor or administrator before the revocation which the person to whom a second or subsequent grant is made might have lawfully made.

23    Penalty for intermeddling

(1)    Subject to paragraph (2), if any person, other than a person acting in accordance with Article 19(3) or any other enactment, takes possession of or in any way administers any part of the movable estate of a deceased person without obtaining a grant, the person shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

(2)    No person shall be guilty of an offence by reason only of the fact that the person has made arrangements for disposing of the body of the deceased person in any manner authorized by law or custom or from placing in safe custody or otherwise preserving the movable estate of the deceased.

24    Duty of executor or administrator as to inventory

The Court may, on the application of any person interested in the movable estate of a deceased person, order the executor or the administrator, as the case may be, to exhibit on oath in court a true and perfect inventory and account of the movable estate of the deceased person.

PART 4

VARIATION AND DISCLAIMER OF INTERESTS

25    Variation of dispositions etc. by consent

(1)    Subject to paragraph (2), the Court may by order made with the consent of all parties who in its opinion should be consulted and having regard only to the interests of the beneficiaries or heirs interested in so much of the estate as is affected by the order –

(a)     vary any disposition (whether effected by will, under the law of intestacy or otherwise) of the movable estate of the deceased person;

(b)     provide that any variation made under sub-paragraph (a) shall have effect as if it were a disposition effected by the will of the deceased person or under the law of intestacy, as the case may be; and

(c)     direct to whom and in what manner the movable estate of the deceased person shall be distributed.

(2)    An order for a variation under paragraph (1)(a) may only be made within 2 years after the death of the deceased person.

26    Disclaimer of interest

(1)    A person beneficially entitled to an interest in the movable estate of a deceased person may, at any time before the interest is distributed to him or her, disclaim the interest.

(2)    A disclaimer shall be made by giving notice, in such form as may be prescribed, to the Judicial Greffier and to the executor or administrator, as the case may be.

(3)    Where notice is given in accordance with paragraph (2), the person making the disclaimer shall be treated as having died before the deceased person for all purposes relating to the movable estate of the deceased person.

PART 5

MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL

27    Deposit of and access to wills and other documents

(1)    All original wills under the control of the Court shall be deposited and preserved in such place as the Court may direct.

(2)    Any document under the control of the Court other than an original will shall be deposited and preserved or otherwise dealt with in such manner as shall be prescribed.

(3)    All original wills under the control of the Court and copies of grants shall be open to inspection.

(4)    Access to any document under the control of the Court to which paragraph (3) does not apply shall be regulated in such manner as shall be prescribed.

28    Official copies

An official copy of the whole or any part of a will, or an official certificate of any grant may be obtained from the Judicial Greffier.

29    Validity of will

(1)    A will shall be treated as properly executed if, at the time of its execution or at the time of the testator’s death, its execution conforms to –

(a)     the internal law in force –

(i)     in the territory where it was executed,

(ii)    in the territory where the testator was domiciled,

(iii)   in the territory where the testator was habitually resident, or

(iv)   in a state of which the testator was a national; or

(b)     the law of Jersey.

(2)    For the purposes of this Article, the internal law in force in a territory or state is the law which would apply in a case where no question of the law in force in any other territory or state arose.

30    Domicile of dependence for probate purposes

(1)    For the purposes of a grant in and the distribution of the movable estate of a deceased person who has at any time been married or in a civil partnership, the deceased person’s domicile shall be ascertained by reference to the same factors as in the case of any other individual capable of having an independent domicile.[5]

(2)    For the purposes of a grant in and the distribution of the movable estate of a deceased minor, the deceased minor shall have first become capable of having an independent domicile when (if at all) the deceased minor attained the age of 16 years or married under that age.

31    Regulations

(1)    The States may by Regulations specify anything which shall or may be specified for the purposes of this Law.

(2)    Regulations made under paragraph (1) may make different provision in relation to different cases or circumstances.

32    Rules of Court

(1)    The power to make rules of court under the Royal Court (Jersey) Law 1948[6] shall include a power to make rules for the purposes of this Law.

(2)    The power to make rules pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include the power to prescribe anything which shall or may be prescribed for the purposes of this Law.

(3)    Article 3 of the Official Publications (Jersey) Law 1960[7] shall apply to rules made pursuant to paragraph (1) as it applies to enactments mentioned in that paragraph and accordingly, as soon as may be after such rules are made, the Judicial Greffier shall transmit a certified copy of them to the Greffier of the States.

33    Citation

This Law may be cited as the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998.

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Probate (Jersey) Law 1998



L.16/1998



2 January 1999 (R&O.9297)



Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012



L.4/2012



2 April 2012



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



PART I



PART 1



1(2), (3)



spent, omitted from this revised edition



1(4)



1(2)



PART II



PART 2



PART III



PART 3



PART IV



PART 4



PART V



PART 5



33



spent, omitted from this revised edition



34



33



Table of Endnote References



[1]



chapter 04.960



[2] Article 14(2)



substituted by L.4/2012



[3] Article 14(3)



amended by L.4/2012



[4] Article 14(4)



amended by L.4/2012



[5] Article 30(1)



substituted by L.4/2012



[6]



chapter 07.770



[7]



chapter 15.440
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