Proving a copy will - notice to persons prejudiced

The Probate Registry have asked for notice to be given to the persons prejudiced by an application to prove a copy Will, under rule 54. Presumably they mean those that would otherwise be entitled under the intestacy rules which in this case is the testator’s wife, who lacks mental capacity.

Is there a sepcific form that the notice needs to take as I can find nothing by way of precedent? Will notice to the wife’s attorney suffice, given the attorney is the same person who is applying to prove the copy Will?

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

I don’t have access to the current edition of Tristram & Coote, but this kind of issue will be the kind that is addressed in the body of the text of that publication.

Kind Regards

Julian Cohen

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