Revocation, republication and revival of Wills

Revocation, republication and revival of Wills guidance:

Conditional revocation Revocation of the whole or part of a Will or codicil by destruction, or by another Will or codicil, requires an intention to revoke. The testator...

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Statutory provisions The general rule The general rule is that marriage automatically revokes any Will made by either party before the marriage. The rule is enacted in...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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Nature of republication The process of publication of a Will is no longer necessary. Section 13 of the Wills Act 1837 (WA 1837) provides: 'Every Will executed in manner...

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Modes of revival A testator who has revoked their Will either with or without making a new one may wish to revive that Will. The testator may write out the revoked Will...

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Revocation of a Will A Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a Will may only be...

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Modes of voluntary revocation A Will is regarded by the law as revocable by the testator until their death. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner, the Wills...

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