Does the Estate need urgent protection immediately after death?

What if the Estate needs protection urgently before a Grant of Probate is obtained?

If it is necessary to protect the estate from assets being spent or distributed inappropriately before a Grant of Probate can be obtained an urgent application can be made to the Court to appoint a receiver pending issue of the Grant.

Subject to the reasons why a receiver appointment is necessary, it is also possible to seek an injunction to prevent a third party disposing of estate assets.

The Court has a discretion to give specific directions for administering aspects of an estate and, for this reason, receiver appointments after a Grant of Probate has been obtained are increasingly rare.