Nicholas Bevan

Nicholas Bevan, is an award winning practicing solicitor, academic and a law reform activist.  He was senior counsel at what is now Womble Bond Dickinson, before setting up his own legal consultancy service specialising in regulatory compliance and insurance law. He was awarded a doctorate in law in 2017 for his ground breaking research exposing the UK’s systemic breaches of the EU Motor Insurance Directives and for the new routes to redress he identified. He is currently working on a project for Solicitors Title LLP to modernise private client services. Nicholas is an extensively published author, legal commentator and editor.


Video Wills: Covid19 Legislation Clarified

In Video wills: What the Government Really Said, 31 July 2020, I highlighted the conflicting messaging within the government’s press release and its Guidance on making wills using video-conferencing, which was published on 25 July. The Guidance reflects many of the suggestions that I made for clarifying section 9 Wills Act 1837 in my first […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Video Witnessing Is Valid

Calls For Changes To Wills Amid Pandemic accurately reports the widely held assumption that section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 insists on the physical ‘presence’ of a testamentary witnesses. This view has been adopted by the Law Society in its practice guidance, however it has no basis in law. Section 9 is both older […]Read More