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Virtual Will Witnessing

We have an expert team who are experienced in drafting Wills. Our team appreciate that making decisions about your future can be a daunting task, but our aim is to provide you with clear, straightforward advice and to leave you with the peace of mind that your wishes will be followed in the future. 

By putting your plans into place now, you can ensure that your wishes are followed, avoiding added distress for your family and loved ones, at what will already be a very distressing time.

Free initial telephone options appointment

Our expert Wills team are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide a free initial telephone consultation to see how we can assist in your circumstances. Please call 0330 333 2613 for a no obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call you back.

At Elliot Mather, our remote working capability allows us to service any client needs via telephone communication and video conferencing. Please contact us for further information.

New legislation on making Wills

During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increasing number of individuals who have sought to make Wills. Throughout the pandemic our dedicated team have remained fully operational, ensuring we continue to offer our services to clients by means of telephone communication and video conferencing.

Consequences brought on by COVID-19 have led to changes in legislation in regards to making Wills. Currently, 2 witnesses must be present in order for a Will to be considered legally binding. However, new legislation that is set to be introduced in September means that witnesses can be present either physically or by means of virtual platforms such as Zoom and Skype.

How long will the new legislation be in place?

The new measures regarding virtual Will witnessing will be backdated to 31st January 2020. This means that any Wills that have been witnessed virtually since this time will be considered legal. The temporary change of legislation will be in place until 31st January 2022, or as long as it is deemed necessary.

Please contact a member of our team today for further advice regarding witnessing Wills by means of virtual platforms.

How does virtual Will witnessing work?

Witnesses must see a Will being signed in real time, so pre-recorded videos cannot be used in this instance. When witnessing a Will being signed virtually it is vital that the quality of the video and sound high enough to fully witness a Will signing.

Our expert team are able to offer advice relating to a range of private client matters via video conferencing platforms. Please contact a member of our team today to discuss virtual will witnessing.

How we can help

We have an expert team who are experienced in a broad range of private client matters. Our team appreciate that making decisions about your future can be daunting, and because of this, you will receive expert advice from us.

Location

Our Solicitors are able to provide expert advice across the country with a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Derby, Mansfield and Nottingham.

How to get in contact 

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 0330 333 2613 or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call or email you back.

At Elliot Mather, our remote working capability allows us to service any client needs via telephone communication and video conferencing. Please contact us for further information.

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