The Missing Will and Rectification of a Will - Webinar
Missing Wills are a problem for our profession. A number of Professional Indemnity Claims are made each year in respect of the loss of a client’s Will by a Solicitor. This Webinar will consider:-
* the current procedure for proving the tenor of a missing Will * what evidence the Court will require * the possible consequences of losing a client’s Will
Further, Section 3 of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force on 1 November 2016. This allows (arguably for the first time ever) a defectively expressed Will of a deceased individual to be rectified by the Court after his or her death. This Webinar will also consider:-
* the provisions of Section 3 of the 2016 Act * what can, and cannot, be rectified under Section 3 * what evidence might require to be submitted in support of an application under Section 3
Section 3 opens new risks of practice for our profession. We require to get to grips with the same as soon as possible.