8th April 2020
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the UK, there has been increased demand for wills. The Law Society is urging the government to relax the rules around witnessing signatures, which would make it easier for people to create and sign their wills remotely. However, until this is brought into law, the current regime of a will needing two witnesses still stands. If we at Thrings are unable to witness the signing, we are encouraging our clients to look to their neighbours and the community to help them validly execute (sign) their wills. The witnesses do not need to know the content of the will.