Vulnerable people across England and Wales will continue to be able to have their Wills witnessed via video-link up until 2024. The measures were brought in during the pandemic and the new legislation will mean an extension.
- anyone isolating can continue to have wills witnessed virtually until January 2024
- research suggests up to 14 percent of legal professionals have already used video witnessing
The change will extend until 2024, for those who are forced to isolate either with Covid or from another vulnerability. This will reassure all those who need to use this provision that their final wishes are legally-recognised as witnesses previously had to be physically present.
Law Society research has found that around 14 percent of legal professionals who had been involved in making a Will since the change in 2020 had used software such as Zoom or FaceTime for witnessing wills.
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