Who can make a Will?


In practice, the person making the Will – sometimes referred to as Testator (male) or Testatrix (female) – must:

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • have testamentary capacity at the times of taking their instructions and signing, i.e. be of sound mind;
  • know and understand the instructions they are giving you; know whom they should consider in their Will;
  • make the Will of their own free choice;
  • understand the contents and consequences of their Will;
  • know they are signing a Will.