I have a client whose partner died leaving a Portuguese Will. He was born in the UK but lived for the past 27 years in Portugal. He has no assets in Portugal (although an equivalent of Probate has been granted in Portugal) and his only asset in the UK is a life insurance with Phoenix life worth £23,000. I am therefore assuming UK domicile?
Phoenix Life are insisting on a UK grant of probate. I have the Portuguese Will which leaves everything to my client but does not specifically mention her as an Executrix.
Does this mean I am able to simply apply for a UK grant of Probate of the Portuguese Will or will I need evidence of it’s validity in Portugal. If so would the Portuguese Grant of representation suffice?
Graham & Rosen