If there are several changes to be made, then the best way to amend a current will is to go and see your solicitor to make sure changes are written in properly and professionally. You may even be able to make use of our Free Will Month campaign to have these changes made. It is also possible to update your current Will by adding a codicil.

A codicil is a document that need not change the rest of the content of your current will - it can simply add a new instruction. The codicil should be completed in front of two witnesses who should then both sign the form. It is recommended, to ensure the new clause ties in with your existing will that you see your solicitor about the amendment made. This codicil is then kept with your will.

Click here to download or print a Codicil to add a legacy to St. Margaret’s Hospice to an existing, straightforward will.