Wills again

When the rules for wills change in 2015 you will be to choose to have your will dealt with under the laws of your home EU country or your resident EU country. So far so good. However, the UK has opted out of the change. As far as I understood this means that nationals of other EU countries could not so choose if they are resident in the UK - eg a French national resident in UK cannot opt for French law.

In the latest Living magazine it says: "The British government has indicated that French property will remain subject to domestic succession law." A bit of a broad-brush statement, I agree, but if true it changes everything for us Brits who want to will our property to someone other than a direct descendant.

Can the legal eagles on this site work out whether this is a mis-understanding of the new rules by the article author - or have I got it wrong !