formal validity of a will

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In private international law, a rule determining which country's laws govern the formalities for the execution of a will where, for example, the testator had a foreign domicile or owned foreign assets. Under English law the position is governed by section 1 of the Wills Act 1963: English rules of execution apply if, for example, the will is executed in England or the testator is domiciled in England. See also material and essential validity of a will.

Subjects: Law.

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