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Administration of Estates Act 1971

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3Recognition in Scotland of English and Northern Irish grants of representation

(1)Where a person dies domiciled in England and Wales or in Northern Ireland a grant of probate or letters of administration

(a)from the High Court in England and Wales and noting his domicile there, or

(b)from the High Court in Northern Ireland and noting his domicile there shall, without being resealed, be of the like force and effect and have the same operation in relation to property in Scotland as a confirmation given under the seal of office of the Commissariot of Edinburgh to the executor or administrator named in the probate or letters of administration.

(2)This section applies in relation to probates and letters of administration granted before as well as after the commencement of this Act, and in relation to a probate or letters of administration granted before the commencement of this Act, this section shall have effect as if it had come into force immediately before the grant was made.

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