A Codicil is a document which is executed in the same way as a Will.

The purpose of a Codicil is to make an amendment to the terms of an existing Will.  An amendment could be to:

  • add another gift to the Will;
  • revoke the appointment of an executor;
  • add a replacement executor;
  • revoke a gift;
  • remove a beneficiary

Codicils are best used to make small changes to the Will.  If you wish to make a number of changes, or to make a significant change to the terms of your Will, it would be best to make a new Will.