Going digital? Changes to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

The government have confirmed that Wills can now be witnessed, and certificate providers in Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) can confirm a donors mental capacity (where appropriate), via video calls. The welcome changes have been introduced following the implementation of social distancing measures during COVID – 19 and the difficulties this caused testators and donors finalising their Wills and LPAs.

Read our Briefing Note entitled ‘Going digital? Changes to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney‘ to find out more.

If you have any questions regarding Wills or Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact Toni Recchia or a member of the Wealth Planning Team who will be happy to assist.

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Written by Elizabeth Sam, Conveyancing Paralegal in the Real Estate team at Rooks Rider Solicitors….