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me and my wife live in wife decided

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me and my wife live in wife decided to call an italian lawyer so that she could tell him what needed to be written on the will ( this lawyer was already doing same work for us in italy and so was already trusted by us).after this the lawyer then returns to italy,writes the will and then returns to the uk allowing my wife to read it and then sign in front of 2 witnesses. My question is: Is this valid for uk law?

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
Is the property in the UK?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no property,only investment.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what i want to know is that if the italian lawyer can write a will and have it signed by my wife in the uk

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

only one investment in uk

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i don t have receved the answer.

Expert:  Senior Partner replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question. a will is valid as long as it is correctly executed. However you need to make sure it covers her entire estate and is correctly drafted for English law purposes.

It is essential that a beneficiary is not one of the witnesses