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.
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