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Michael Holly
Michael Holly, Solicitor
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me and my wife live in uk.my wife decidet to call an italian

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me and my wife live in uk.my wife decidet 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 so was already trusted by us).after this the italian lawyer then returns to italy ,writes the will and 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: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 4 years ago.

If you have property or assets in Italy and the UK or the Will is prepared in another country then the Will must specifically state that it is designed to cover also your property in the UK in order for it to be effective in the UK.If the Will does not state that then it will be assumed that it only applies to your property/assets in Italy.

I hope this clarifies the position. If there are any further points please reply.

Best wishes

Yours sincerely