Further to a blog we posted in July 2020 on the subject of witnessing Wills by video link, a Statutory Instrument (SI) has now been laid before Parliament, which will come into force on 28 September 2020. The effect of this will be to change the requirements for witnessing Wills to allow witnessing by video link. This will apply to all Wills made between 31 January 2020 and 31 January 2021.
The Government has announced a major change in the procedure for signing Wills, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice to avoid close contact with other people.
Our Private Client team is available and happy to assist clients with their Wills and LPAs in this difficult time. Here, TWM’s Private Client team highlights how we have adapted to give our clients peace of mind that instructing us is just as simple as it has always been.
Valid Wills can only be produced where all three parties are in one another’s presence and so, at TWM we are working to help our clients find solutions.