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8. Revocation of grants

It is possible to revoke a grant of probate or administration if there is a valid reason, and a new grant can be issued instead. S.33 of the Probate and Administration Ordinance (Cap. 10) set out circumstances where the grant “ought not to have been granted or contains an error” , then the court can revoke it.


A grant will commonly be revoked on the following grounds:

  • a later will is found;
  • the will is proven to be invalid;
  • the “deceased” is proven not to be dead;
  • the person claiming to be the person entitled to the grant is proven not to be so;
  • a person with a higher priority comes forward; and
  • where the grant was issued without regard to a caveat.