At the end of September 2020, an amendment to the Wills Act 1837 came into force which extended the word ‘presence’ to include digital presence, allowing Wills to be witnessed via video throughout the pandemic period.
Prior to COVID-19, Wills were created in an environment with strict controls in place and the preparation of a Will was done in a consistent manner in the presence of a Solicitor or Will Writer. The removal of this environment has brought concern about the potential for disputes to be raised about the process and ultimately, the validity of a Will. Here are a few common concerns:
Please get in touch if you have any questions about Will witnessing.
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