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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 19 August 2017 at 19:08)
22   Affidavit in support of application for administration—domestic partnerships
(1)  This rule applies to an application for a grant of administration made in respect of a person who died after 1 March 2010, other than:
(a)  an application for a grant of administration with the will annexed, or
(b)  an application for a grant of administration under section 91 of the Succession Act 2006.
(2)  If the application is not made by a person claiming to have been a party to a domestic partnership with the deceased the affidavit in support of the application must show that the deceased did not leave a domestic partner who would be entitled to the estate or any part of it.
(3)  If the application is made by a person claiming to have been in a domestic partnership with the deceased:
(a)  the affidavit in support of the application must show that the applicant is entitled to the estate or some part of it, and
(b)  the application must be supported by the written consent of each person who would be entitled to distribution of the estate if the deceased person had not left a partner to a domestic partnership, or an affidavit of service on such persons of notice of the applicant’s intention to make such an application.
(4)  The provision of consents and service of notices is to be in accordance with rule 19.
(5)  In this rule, domestic partnership has the same meaning as it has in section 105 of the Succession Act 2006.