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The Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987

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Wills proved otherwise than under section 9 of the Wills Act 1837

17.  (1)  Rules 12 to 15 shall apply only to a will that is to be established by reference to section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 (signing and attestation of wills).

(2) A will that is to be established otherwise than as described in paragraph (1) of this rule may be so established upon the registrar being satisfied as to its terms and validity, and includes (without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing)—

(a)any will to which rule 18 applies; and

(b)any will which, by virtue of the Wills Act 1963(1), is to be treated as properly executed if executed according to the internal law of the territory or state referred to in section 1 of that Act.

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