These amendment rules are made as a consequence of the Intestacy Act 2010 and are expected to be gazetted on 29 December 2010. The Act repeals Part V of the Administration and Probate Act 1935 and requires changes to the Supreme Court Rules 2000 and the Probate Rules 1936.
The Act was developed as a consequence of the national Uniform Succession Laws Project. I am advised that the Intestacy Act 2010 will commence on 1 January 2011. The amendments to the rules will commence on the day the Intestacy Act 2010 commences.
In summary, the rule changes are:
Supreme Court Rules 2000
Probate Rules 1936
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