The government has issued new guidance which legalises the witnessing of Wills by video call. The guidance backdates the legitimacy of Wills witnessed in this manner to 31st January 2020 and it is expected to remain valid until the 31st of January 2022.
This is an important step for those who are shielding but it is clear that there could be more challenges to Wills where we have been unable to see clients face to face at all.
Where we can arrange it, we will always prefer to see you, even through a window, to sign your Will. This change in legislation will however give us more flexibility for those who we are unable to hold face to face meetings with.
For further clarification on how this new guidance can benefit you or a loved one, and for help or advice please contact a member of our Private Client Team.