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Wills to be simplified ...

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Justice is looking at changing requirements for witnessing wills. At present (and since 1837) a will must be signed by 2 independent witnesses.

To 'deformalise' the signing of wills in the current self-distancing situation, the Government is discussing options such as a system where testators can write wills by hand without witnesses; or a procedure for electronic witnessing... We're monitoring this situation closely.

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