Who can witness a will?

A will can be witnessed and signed by anyone over 18, as long as they don’t stand to benefit from it.

Here are a few of the simplest options:

  • Neighbours: If you choose to print your will at home or get it sent to you in the post, your neighbours will probably be the easiest option.
  • Colleagues: If you print your will at work or get it sent to the office, you could get a couple of colleagues to witness and sign it.
  • Friends: Another good option is to get a couple of friends to witness and sign your will, as long as you haven’t chosen to leave them any gifts or part of your estate.
  • Relatives: It’s common for people to leave part of their estate to their partner, children and grandchildren, but you could get other relatives – like siblings or cousins – to witness your will.