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Yes these are two separate matters.
A Will can be invalid if it was not signed correctly - and this can include a case where the Will was not properly witnessed.
This is not a matter of fraud. Fraud would be where the Will was not signed by the Testator - or alterations were made after the Will was signed.
Once Probate has been granted then ONLY a challenge based on Fraud can succeed
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What is he actually saying was wrong with the way that it was witnessed?
Were the witnesses spoken to at all?
They do still have to investigate the matter in case the Will is indeed invalid.
However if the Will is invalid if the money has already been distributed if there is no fraud then it cannot necessarily be recovered (sorry I should have made that clear)
No not at all.
Unless the beneficiaries are also the people who committed the fraud then they are not at risk!
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