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Home / News and Insights / Press / Spike in contentious probate expected due to lockdown wills

Solicitors across the country are preparing for a spike in contentious probate claims due to the confusion surrounding the witnessing of wills during lockdown.

Section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 requires wills to be signed in the presence of two or more witnesses, it cannot be done witnessed by video link, the witnesses are required to be in the physical presence of the testator.

John Darnton, Consultant and Lucinda Brown, Partner in our will and trusts disputes team, comment on this in an article by Today’s Wills & Probate.

The full article is available, here.

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