The Wills Act 1837

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The Wills Act 1837 confirms the power of every adult to dispose of their real and personal property by will on their death. It is vitally important that you have a good understanding of this Act when dealing with legacy matters. 

What you will learn

This course provides details of each Section of the Act that must be followed whenever a will is drafted. At the end of the course you will be able to identify whether a will has been properly executed, and in cases where the execution is faulty, what effect that failure will have on the validity of the will.

Completing the course

You must mark each section complete in order to successfully complete the course, but you can return to the sections at any point. At the end of the course you will complete a quiz, which can be retaken if you do not reach the pass mark of 80%. You will also be asked to submit a short written assignment. Upon successful completion of the quiz and assignment, you will receive your certificate!

Once enrolled, you can also download and print the full course notes and a one-page reference guide from the materials section. We recommend printing the full course notes before you take the quiz.

You will still be able to access the course in full at any time from the My Account section of the website, even after you have completed it.

About the author

Rachel Elliott, Stone King LLP

Rachel is a Trainee Solicitor in the Trusts and Estates department at Stone King LLP. Her legal experience includes working in a commercial dispute resolution department and in the legal team at a charity. 


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