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> Can anyone say whether the requirements -- or perhaps the practice --Sorry - I don't know if anything has changed. But I stick my head over
> for the attestation clause of a Will have changed in the last 30 or
> 40 years? I am at present dealing with my mother's estate and
> following the (unproblematic) interview the Probate Office have
> written to say that the attestation clause is faulty and that they
> wish to take evidence from one of the witnesses. My mother wrote the
> Will herself in 2008 but she copied the attestation clause verbatim
> from a previous solicitor-produced Will dating from the early 1970s,
> which presumably used what was then the standard and acceptable form.
to suggest that you
quote the *precise* words used in the will. It is possible that either
the solicitor in the 1970s or
your late mother in 2008 made a mistake when copying stock words.
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