The Policy & Resources Committee is currently working on a review to examine whether it remains appropriate for the Ecclesiastical Court to continue handling matters of probate.
It will examine the extent to which the Ecclesiastical Court's involvement in matters of probate affects the perception of Guernsey in the wider world and, in particular, whether it discourages investment in the island. It will also consider how probate is dealt with elsewhere, the potential options for the island and the merits and disadvantages of those options.
This review is expected to be completed during the third quarter 2017, and will be available for public viewing.
P&R members agreed to carry out this review following the completion in 2016 of a review of the funding of the Ecclesiastical Court. This report, complied by the former Treasury & Resources Department, can be downloaded from this page.