By Legal Futures Associate Title Research
As of 11 January 2022, the initial legislation laid in 2020 that allows individuals in England and Wales to have their Wills witnessed virtually has been extended to 31 January 2024.
The latest blog from Title Research discusses how the Wills Act 1837 has been amended to allow video witnessing and the potential risks to be aware of when Wills are witnessed online. Also, industry professionals share their opinions on virtual witnessing and the extension, with comments from:
- Ian Bond – Head of Wills and Estates at Thursfields Solicitors
- Michael Culver – Managing Director at Culver Law
- Hannah Coton-Smith – Senior Paralegal at IDR Law
- Jade Gani – Solicitor and Head of Private Client at Meadows Ryan Solicitors
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