As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak the Government have looked to relax the current laws surrounding the witnessing of wills.
Section 9 of the Wills Act 1987 requires the testator (individual making the will) to execute the will in the presence of two witnesses. The two witnesses must see both the testator and each other sign.
The coronavirus has created obvious and practical difficulties when it comes to executing a will.
It is unclear whether any change in law will be revoked once the coronavirus is over.
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