A will is a legal declaration of how you want to dispose of your property on your death. In order for it to be valid it must comply with certain requirements.
Who can be a witness?
However, a witness should not be:
In these circumstances the will remains valid and a legal document, but the gift to the beneficiary cannot be paid.
Witnesses are only confirming that it is your signature on the will. They do not need to read the will and all the other clauses can be covered up if required.
Making a Will - There are several options:
It is up to you to decide. A solicitor or Will Writer should be able to advise you on the best way to draw up your will, so that it properly reflects what you want, and most importantly that it is valid. Doing ityourself may be fine for you, but if you make a mistake, it can be costly and distressing for your beneficiaries, especially if it turns out not to be valid.