The moment a Will has been signed correctly, it becomes a legal binding document.
In order for the signature itself to be valid, it must be witnessed by two other people - who must be present at the time of signing. A witness can be anybody you choose except a direct beneficiary of the Will.
Witnesses are not expected to read the Will, or other clauses, they are simply witnessing that you are signing of your own free will - without outside influences, and at a time when they consider you to be of sound mind.
If you are blind, or have difficulty writing, special arrangements can be made for the signing and witnessing of your Will.
Witnesses must be over 18 and citizens of the UK.
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