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SerleShare - Green light for wills to be executed by videolink: new legislation anticipated imminently

Constance McDonnell QC has written an article for SerleShare about the anticipated new legislation for wills to be executed via online video platforms such as Zoom or Skype, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph. It is expected that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will announce an amendment to the Electronic Communications Act 2000 so as to expressly permit the use of video links for wills, with retrospective effect as from 31 January 2020 (two days after the first Covid-19 diagnoses in the UK).  If the amendment happens, this will be the first major change in the law on wills which dates back to 1837.  

To read the Constance's insight on the subject, please click here