News | August 18, 2020

Remote witnessing: no longer a remote possibility for Wills- Today’s Wills and Probate

Head of the Private Client Disputes Team, Caroline Miller, and solicitor Katie Turney comment and discuss the Government’s recent landmark announcement that it will be introducing temporary legislation to allow Wills and codicils to be witnessed remotely via video-conferencing technology. We await draft legislation but the Government has made it clear that the new rules will apply from 31 January 2020 to cover the Covid-19 lockdown period, during which it was very difficult for testators to meet with independent witnesses to sign their Will in accordance with the current law which requires all parties to be physically present.  Please click here to read the full article in Today’s Wills & Probate. Click here to read Wedlake Bell’s update on the announcement.