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Due execution definition

What does Due execution mean?

The requirements for the execution of a valid will, set out in the Wills Act 1837, s 9.

In order to execute a valid will, the will must be in writing; it must be signed by the testator or by some other person and in his presence and by his direction; it must appear that the testator intended by his signature to give effect to the will; the signature must be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more attesting witnesses each of whom attest to the testator's having signed the will in his presence and acknowledge his signature and signs the will in the presence of the testator.

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Due execution is referenced 2 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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