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Ministry of Justice extends virtual Will witnessing legislation

on Jan 20, 2022 10:17:07 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Remote Will Writing Will Making Wills COVID-19
The legislation, which was first passed in 2020, that allows for Wills to be witnessed via virtual means in England and Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended until January 2024. Though the amendment was originally due to end 31 January 2022, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has deemed it necessary to remain in place, as many continue to isolate.
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Landmark Ilott Ruling May Boost Demand for Professional Will Writing

Following on from the recent and well publicised Ilott case, the Financial Times reports that the ruling highlights the powers at the disposal of the courts to overrule Wills.
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