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Can You Make a Will Online?

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If you could make your Will entirely online, from the comfort of your own home, without having to meet any other person or sign a single physical document, would you do it? In October, we reported on Lockdown Wills and how the Government has recently...

'Lockdown Wills' made via video link to be made legal

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Wills witnessed over video link software such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime became legal in September 2020. The law has also been backdated to validate any Will made via video link on or after 31 January 2020. There are few people in the UK who have not been...

Probate Delays - How long Will You Have to Wait?

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The grief of losing a friend or relative is difficult enough, but when you are also responsible for sorting out their final affairs, the process can seem overwhelming,  even if their estate is ‘straightforward’. For the vast majority of...

Should you make a Will?

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It is a relatively well known fact that more people do not make Wills than do make Wills. If you die without making a Will the law ‘writes’ a Will for you; your estate will be administered in line with these legal rules.   For example,...