Updating your Will

It is important to keep your Will up to date and review it if your circumstances change – for example getting married or having children.

If you want to leave a legacy to Life you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.

To leave a legacy to Life, please talk with your solicitor. Feel free to use this example Codicil form to help.

Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main Will.  We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.

Before you update your Will, think about:

  • the main things you own – like a house, shares, endowments, savings or life insurance policies – and roughly what they are worth
  • who you would like to include – after you have looked after your loved ones, we do hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to Life in your Will
  • who your executor(s) will be
  • what kinds of gifts you want to leave the people and charities you care about – items like a house or valuables (called ‘specific’ gifts), or money (which includes both ‘pecuniary’ and ‘residuary’ gifts)