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John Bunker provides guidance on responding to the Law Commission consultation on the law of wills

12 Sep 2017

Many dramatic images have been aired following the Law Commission’s launch on 13 July of its consultation on reforming wills law. The electronic execution of wills, a concept which has both captured the imagination of some solicitors and caused serious alarm in others, is a huge talking point, as is allowing 16-year-olds to make wills, and accepting new sources of evidence of what testators actually intended.

There are 65 questions posed for responses by 10 November from the public, but also from those with experience of making and proving wills, or sorting out the disputes in families that can follow death. So we in the legal profession do need to consider thes...

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