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Wills & Probate – Meeting Safely and Virtual Witnesses

Our Wills and Probate team have been meeting safely with clients to prepare their wills since the beginning of lockdown while complying regulations set by the government throughout.

For almost 200 years, the law has required two witnesses to be physically present to witness the testator’s signature.

However, people are now able to sign their wills in the “virtual” presence of two witnesses to comply with the law. This new law will be reviewed in time.

It is a helpful provision for those who must be isolated. It is also retrospective and applies from the 31st January this year.

I recommend that people contact our experienced wills and probate team for advice on making their will. They are supportive and have enormous experience with wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney.

To discuss your personal circumstances, visit our contact page to find your closest office, email [email protected], or learn more about Wills, Probate & Lasting Powers of Attorney by clicking the button below. 

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