Law Society backs alternative wills

10 November 2017

The Law Society has said courts should be allowed to recognise people’s final wishes, even in cases where a traditionally valid will is not provided.

Chancery Lane said today that the lack of a formal will should not restrict a court from respecting someone’s wishes – provided they can be safeguarded from fraud.

The Society was responding to the Law Commission’s consultation into will reform. The consultation, which proposes widespread reform to the centuries-old law, closes tomorrow and will later be assessed by the government.

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