The rules in relation to applications to pass accounts and for commission are set out in
Part 78 Division 11 of the Supreme Court Rules 1970. The wording of the Notice that will be published online is set out in approved
UCPR form 144.
The publication of a Notice of Filing Accounts alerts any creditors and beneficiaries of an estate that accounts will be filed with the Court. Beneficiaries or a creditor may also wish to inspect the accounts filed.
Any person, but usually a beneficiary or creditor, may file a notice that they object to the accounts being passed, and/or to a claim for commission (UCPR form 143). If a person files an objection to the accounts they will be added as a defendant to the proceedings and they may be asked to provide submissions in relation to why they object to either the passing of the accounts, or to any allowance for commission.
You can publish a Notice in an estate where the case number commences with "2013" (or later) by logging into the
NSW Online Registry.
You must always preview your Notice before submitting it for payment and publication. This is because you will not be able to edit the Notice after you pay for, and publish, it. Any changes to the notice post publication will attract a further fee.
If you notice an error in the previewed Notice, you can close the preview and Edit the form by clicking the pencil icon (see below).
Notices of Filing of Accounts cannot be published online if the probate case was started before 2013. In other words, if the original Notice of Intended Application was not published online, then the Notice of Filing accounts cannot be published online.
If you need to publish a Notice of Filing of accounts in a case that commenced before the year 2013, you will need to the Application to Publish Online Notice of Filing of accounts form and return it to the Supreme Court as described on the form.
Registry staff will then publish the notice on your behalf.