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Yes, covert audio and video recordings from witness's smartphones are an increasingly common feature of court and employment tribunal litigation.
The are admissible in evidence and enjoy the same status as "Documents" rather than "Witness Statements".
Whether the court or tribunal will admit the recording to be considered in evidence in the case will depend on a number of factors such as the clarity of the recording, the circumstances the recording was made, whether it was covert or open and whether the person who was in charge of the recording can attend to give oral evidence verifying the recording.
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You advised that your father passed away intestate and you want to rely on the Smart Phone recording of his dying wishes.
You need to instruct a specialist Probate Solicitor qualified in England and Wales to advise you on who to administer his estate and avoid the intestacy rules, especially in relation to inheritance tax.
The above link is to the Probate expert solicitors at my main virtual law firm, Berlad Graham. You should contact the firm via telephone or their online enquiry form and they will be able to assist you.