Video witnessing for wills

Wills

The government is changing rules to allow remote witnessing of wills

 

The government is changing rules to allow remote witnessing of wills via video calls in England and Wales. It is already legal in Scotland, but not yet in Northern Ireland. New legislation in September will backdate the measure to 31 January 2020, but two witnesses will still be required. The change will last through to 31 January 2022 or as long as necessary through the pandemic.

 

The FCA does not regulate will writing, trusts and some forms of estate planning.

 

 

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