The Supreme Court of Queensland has advised that practitioners will have the option to apply for Grants of Probate / Letters of Administration electronically through the Brisbane registry. Practitioners can still apply for Grants of Probate / Letters of Administration in the normal manner. Where a Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration are applied for electronically, an electronic Grant will be available to download from the Supreme Court.
Where a solicitor is requested to certify that a facsimile is a true and correct copy of an electronic Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration it would be desirable for the practitioner to use words to the following effect:
“I XX hereby certify as true and correct this copy of the engrossed electronic Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration (delete that which is not applicable) made by the Supreme Court of Queensland on [practitioner to specify the date] and issued from the Brisbane registry. The engrossed electronic order was accessed by me through the Supreme Court electronic platform at http://apps.courts.qld.gov.au/esearching/ [the practitioner to specify the date of access].
Day xx Month xx of 20xx
[signature of practitioner]”
It should be noted that certification may need to refer to the number of pages of the grant that has been printed.