The Financial Times’ Money Mentor recently covered video witnessing of wills on 5 September 2020. We have covered this topic and explained when you should consider this and how it can be done. You can read more about this here: https://www.makeawillonline.co.uk/video-conference-execution/
Whilst researching her article, the FT’s Money Mentor spoke with Oliver Asha our senior solicitor and Head of Legal. Following a detailed conversation in which we outlined the practicalities and dangers of witnessing the will she drew from the conversation for her leader piece.
Her article (which you can read in full here: https://on.ft.com/358cRt9) draws from her conversation with Oliver to educate readers about the formalities and risks. In particular:
- (a) the last resort nature of this form of execution;
- (b) ways in which wills could be improperly executed; and
- (c) the updates required to the signature clauses.
We congratulate Oliver on this important contribution to the wider understanding of the new wills witnessing rules. If you want to know more please get in touch with us by phone or email (details here: https://www.makeawillonline.co.uk/contact)