Queensland Law Society

Probate and advertising requirement changes

The Supreme Court introduced Practice Direction 14 of 2017 on 1 September 2017. The Practice Direction applies from the date that the amendments to section 67 of the Trusts Act 1973 (by virtue of section 252 of the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017) are to come into effect.

The changes are expected to come into effect in late November 2017.

The communique which accompanied the Practice Direction explains that, in addition to the amendment of section 67, we can expect that an amendment to rule 599 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 will also be forthcoming with the effect that future requirements in relation to advertising a notice of intention to apply for a grant will be limited to publication in the Queensland Law Reporter and not in a newspaper.

The Practice Direction is accessible here. 

QLS will continue to update members on these changes.