VIDEO: Signing and witnessing wills remotely by video link

30 July 2020

"The Wills Act 1837 has obviously been good law for some time. It's worth noting it survived the Spanish Flu and two world wars..but COVID has pushed it to its' absolute limit", says Rupert Wilkinson, Partner in the Wilsons Private Client, Tax and Trusts team. 

Following news that the government intends to bring in legislation making it permissible to sign a will and have it witnessed via Zoom/Skype etc, Rupert and Alistair Lockhart, Commercial Director at Wilsons, discuss the advantages and disadvantages and when it might be appropriate to use this 'measure of last resort'. 

Read more about the process for signing and witnessing wills by video link in our article here, or would like an informal chat about estate planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below

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