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Tuesday 11 January 2022


The law was temporarily changed to allow wills to be witnessed remotely as I reported here on 07 September 2021  (see https://www.breakinglaw.co.uk/search/label/wills). This change was aimed at assisting would-be will makers who could not organise the two required witnesses to breath down their necks in the same room as they were signing up, on account of Covid-19. But the temporary law was due to run out at the end of this month.

Today, legislation has been laid before Parliament which will extend the temporary provisions until 31 January 2024.