Foreign Estates – Irish Grant of Representation & Estate Administration
Our area of speciality is assisting foreign based estates in obtaining an Irish Grant of Representation in respect of any assets situated in this jurisdiction. In some cases a deceased person may not be aware that they held Irish situate assets given they may have been held via an Irish based intermediary or investment thus the executor or next of kin are dealing with the Irish probate system for the first time. The process can be complicated particularly where there is a Will in a foreign language or an intestate situation, however having acted for a number of international clients based in different jurisdictions we will attempt to make the process as easy and cost effective as possible.
Ireland (together with the UK and Denmark) opted out of the EU Succession Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 650/2012) which has brought some degree of harmony between other EU countries in terms of the recognition of inheritance, planning and administration and thus stands alone in terms of many aspects of probate requirements thus it is important that expert advice is sought. In the event that you have any queries or require further information in relation to this area feel free to contact us or peruse the Articles on our website.