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Where a client makes a new Will which includes a declaration that it revokes ‘all former Wills’, does that declaration revoke a codicil to a former Will?

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Published on LexisPSL on 13.10.2017

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  • Where a client makes a new Will which includes a declaration that it revokes ‘all former Wills’, does that declaration revoke a codicil to a former Will?

Where a client makes a new Will which includes a declaration that it revokes ‘all former Wills’, does that declaration revoke a codicil to a former Will?

For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed that both Wills, and the codicil, were all validly executed in accordance with the Wills Act 1837.

Briefly, whether the later Will has revoked the codicil is a matter of construction of the later Will.

A codicil is similar in nature to a Will: section 1 of the Wills Act 1837 (WA 1837) defines a Will as including a codicil. In general a

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