Coffee and danish consumed…. waiting in anticipation for Tom Dumont…
I fervently hope that this is not going to be taken up by the British Courts following the Law Commission consultation.
The potential consequences:
Is a written will superceded by a text message, a facebook message etc, where there is no evidence that it was seen by another?
If an executor cannot unlock a phone, can they be responsible for administering according to the will or intestacy provisions – just in case there is an unsent message?
An unsent message is a draft communication – everyone has thoughts that they have not said, or words they have not committed to, finally – where is the line to be drawn?
Who ensures that the deceased actually made the text message themselves, or even had the relevant mental understanding to make a will.
Its not April Fool’s day, is it?