Re WG, Executry

Executry – Confirmation of executors – Transgender person. Sheriff Court: Instructing that an application by a transgender woman, submitted via solicitors, for confirmation as executrix-nominate, be processed, the court held that (contrary to what was suggested at para 5-22 of Currie on Confirmation of Executors (9th edn)) the production of a full gender recognition certificate accompanied by a birth certificate should not ordinarily be required to support an application for confirmation presented by solicitors on behalf of an executor-nominate or an executrix-nominate. Certificates might be required where the executor-nominate or executrix-nominate was unrepresented.

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