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Insight into Law Society’s discussions with the Ministry of Justice on urgently reforming witnessing requirements for Wills due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Insight into Law Society’s discussions with the Ministry of Justice on urgently reforming witnessing requirements for Wills due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published on: 08 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Insight into Law Society’s discussions with the Ministry of Justice on urgently reforming witnessing requirements for Wills due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • How are practitioners complying with both Wills Act 1837, s 9 and social distancing?
  • How does the Law Commission’s consultation (Making a Will) provide assistance?
  • What is likely to be the focus of possible changes that the Law Society and Ministry of Justice are considering to the requirements for the execution of Wills?

Article summary

Private Client analysis: Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee, examines the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the witnessing requirements for Wills and provides helpful insight into the Law Society’s efforts to urgently reform the law in this area (in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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