The recent decision of Anne Ayling v Emma Summers & others CH D 14/9/09 confirmed the possibility of oral and/or informal wills of certain testators being enforceable.
Providing certain conditions are met, the expression of wishes (whether oral or written) by soldiers, sailors and seamen will constitute an enforceable will, despite not complying with the formalities laid down in section 9 of the Wills Act.

For more information please contact Alison Regan, partner.

Nuncupative_or_Informal_Wills_July 2012.pdf