Having recently renounced on behalf of our partnership in a beautifully crafted deed scheduling the names of all 120 or so partners on the relevant date, the Registry are apparently requiring us to further execute a PA15 (presumably x2) , which seems only designed for individual executors.
(I see that PA16 - to renounce priority as administrator - only works for spouses/civil partners)
I have missed all communications on this new form and I imagine the editors of Tristram & Coote’s have probably given up and sought early retirement at this point.
Does anybody know if the Probate Registry have got this wrong in these circumstances or (in any case) is it likely easier to comply than spend weeks arguing it out by correspondence? We’re not of course dealing with them directly given we’ve renounced. I’m inclined towards “easier to comply” despite the mild irritation.
I’d also be interested to know contributor’s views on whether it would be proper to use PA15 for partnership renunciations in future, asking two partners to each complete one, ignoring the usual form entirely.
Osborne Clarke LLP