Video witnessing of wills to be made legal in England and Wales during pandemic

Posted by on July 24, 2020 7:01 pm
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Change in law forced by Covid-19 backdated to 31 January to ensure last wishes are fulfilled

Video witnessing of wills is to be made legal in England and Wales to make it easier for people to record their final wishes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Existing law requires a will to be made “in the presence of” at least two witnesses but stipulations on isolating and shielding during lockdown have led some people to turn to video platforms such as Zoom and FaceTime instead.

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