How to change an existing Will

26 Aug 2015

If you’d like to change your Will, we’d recommend using a solicitor, even if you think the changes are straightforward.

A new Will 

In many cases, the most effective way is to start again and write a new one. Once a new Will is written, it makes any Wills made by that person in the past void. 

Codicil  

This document provides an easy way to make simple additions or amendments to an existing Will, such as adding a gift to charity or changing the amount of a fixed money gift.  

If you choose to use a Codicil, be careful that if you do then go on to make a new Will, it clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and Codicils previously made. 

If you’ve already left a gift in your Will to Leukaemia Research Fund or Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, our previous names, there’s no need to change your Will – it’s still valid and will still reach us.