Essential Requirements for Making a Valid Will

Essential Requirements for Making a Valid Will

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Course Overview

The importance of having a will cannot be underestimated; only my documenting your intentions can you ensure that your affairs, and estate, are dealt with as you wish upon your death.

This is particularly important for those who have children, property, insurance policies or investments.

Essential for those new to this area of law or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of this important area of private client, this bite size session will consider the essential ingredients for making a valid will, encompassing a discussion of necessary legal formalities, intention and capacity.

The three requirements for a valid will, detailed below, will also be discussed:

       The testator must have the necessary capacity

       The testator must have intention (knowledge and approval)

       The formalities for execution must be complied with

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand the requirements for a valid will
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding the necessity of having a will
  • • Know how to create a valid will

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page