A comprehensive guide on how to sign a will

The law is very particular about how you sign your will.  Get it wrong, and it can render the will legally invalid!  It’s therefore extremely important that you sign/witness your will correctly.  This guide is intended to set out how that process should happen.  When it comes to signing, if you have any queries at all, do please call us.

Who can witness?

Two people that are adults, of sounds mind, and are independent – ie not related in any way to anyone featuring in the will.

Who should be there?

When you sign, date, and witness the will, you need both of your two witnesses there with you.  Do not mark the will in any way unless all three of you are present.

How to sign

With all three of you present:-

  • The date the will (on the front cover and the first ‘main’ page)
  • Sign next to the brackets on the last page
  • Your witnesses should then sign, complete their full names, their address, and occupation