What is Confirmation?
The legal authority to administer the estate
A Grant of Confirmation is an order of the Court giving one or more people the legal authority to administer the estate of the deceased in order to distribute it correctly to the beneficiaries.
Who can apply for the Grant of Confirmation?
The people who have the right to apply for Confirmation are the Personal Representatives (PRs) of the estate. PRs are either the Executors named in the Will or the next of kin following the Rules of Intestacy if there is no Will.
The people named in the Grant of Confirmation are legally responsible and ultimately liable for the administration of the estate of the deceased. The decision about who is named on the Grant of Representation is a very important one because it carries this responsibility.