Can I make a note of the changes to be placed with my Will?
In some cases, if the changes that you want to make to your Will are to gifts of personal items to certain people, you may be able to make these in a separate letter to your Will.
For example, quite often ours Will Solicitors will include a clause in people’s Wills which leaves all of their jewellery or personal items to their Trustees (commonly the same people as their Executors), for them to distribute in accordance with any wishes that the Testator makes them aware of. This expression of wishes could be verbal, in the form of a written letter or by an indication on the items themselves.
Therefore, if the testator wished to amend any previous expressions they have made, they could make a new letter to be placed with their Will, informing their Trustees that they have changed their mind about certain gifts, and providing new instructions for the Trustees to follow.