Validity of Wills

Validity of Wills guidance:

(A) understands basic English, and with the help of an interpreter, gave (B) instructions for a Will. (A) has said that she will struggle to read a Will in English. (B)...

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Are there any discussions or consultations around suspending the formal requirements for a valid Will (in particular, the requirement to have two witnesses) during the...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a solicitor who drafted the Will and is also named as an executor witness...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a Will be valid if it is undated?

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a Will drafted in England and governed in English law be executed in...

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Can a Will prepared in the UK for UK assets be signed and witnessed by the client in France, and if so, does it have to be witnessed by a professional or can it be...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can the parents-in-law of a beneficiary witness a Will without invalidating...

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Can you obtain a charging order over property held on trust where the judgment debtor is a one of multiple beneficiaries under the trust and also one of the trustees?...

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The following Private Client practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Capacity to make or revoke a Will

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The following Private Client practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Wills

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Does a Will need to be translated into the testator’s language if they do not...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Does change of name by deed poll invalidate a Will?

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Does the issuing of an ad colligenda bona grant, where there is a caveat in...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on If a solicitor signs a Will on the testator's behalf at their direction, can...

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If a Will has not been witnessed and is therefore invalid on the face of it, is there anything that can be done to make the Will valid so it can be proved? Is there...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on If there is more than one page of a Will but the pages are bound together in...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Introduction to Wills

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is a blind testator's Will invalidated if it does not have the correct...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is a Will invalid if the pages are not securely fastened?...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is a Will valid after divorce?

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is it necessary for witnesses to append their addresses to a Will at the time...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is there a specific procedure to follow when completing a Will for somebody...

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The following Private Client precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to make a Will...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Requirements for a valid Will

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Validity of Wills—alterations, interlineations and erasures...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Validity of Wills—foreign element

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Validity of Wills—form of Will

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Validity of Wills—incorporation

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Validity of Wills—presumptions

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