Lindsey specialises in the drafting of wills, administration of estates (including estate planning) and administering trusts and curatorships. Lindsey holds both a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Journalism from Rhodes University as well as a Master’s in Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Cape Town.

Thought of the Week | Drawing up your own will: is professional assistance really needed?

The law does not prevent a lay person from drawing up his own will but there are many legal formalities which must be complied with for a will to be valid. Often these are overlooked by the inexperienced will draftsman with the result that the will is rendered invalid, a situation which may only be capable of rectification by a costly application to the High Court. In addition there are many issues which may need to be dealt with in a person’s will which might not be unless professional advice is sought.

It is therefore considered prudent to seek advice when drafting your will. Contact us on STBB for a referral to a professional.