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Codicil appointing a substitute executor

If you want to make a relatively simple and straightforward change to your will, you can use a codicil to do so without having to create a new will.

Use this codicil if you need to appoint a substitute executor for any of those original executors already appointed in your will (i.e. someone who can take the place of an original executor if they are unable or unwilling to act). In all other respects, your will remains the same.

Please note that you cannot use this codicil if you already have 5 or more codicils to your existing will, as at this point we recommend that you make a new will.

Compatible region(s): England & Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

Codicil appointing a substitute executor

If you want to make a relatively simple and straightforward change to your will, you can use a codicil to do so without having to create a new will.

Use this codicil if you need to appoint a substitute executor for any of those original executors already appointed in your will (i.e. someone who can take the place of an original executor if they are unable or unwilling to act). In all other respects, your will remains the same.

Please note that you cannot use this codicil if you already have 5 or more codicils to your existing will, as at this point we recommend that you make a new will.

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