Read Our Blog On Video Wills
Kings Court Trust’s latest blog post comments on the upcoming temporary amendment to the Wills Act 1837 which will allow Will witnesses to be present either physically or virtually.
Historically, Wills required two witnesses to be physically present when someone was creating a Will in order to witness their signature. Understandably, this was put to the test during the Covid-19 pandemic after the country quickly implemented lockdown, shielding and social distancing measures to control the spread.
This led to many people questioning whether witnessing remotely (i.e. via video) could suffice during the exceptional circumstances the country faced and may continue to face in the coming months. Last month, the Ministry of Justice announced that the rules in England and Wales would become more flexible to allow for Will witnessing using video technology if required.
So how would it work? When does it come into effect? What are the conditions under which this can be used?
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