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Appointment of Executors and Trustees

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me [NAME] of [address] made the [x] day of [month] 2019
THIS WILL dated [x] day of [month] 2019 IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me [NAME] of [address]
I HEREBY REVOKE all former wills and testamentary dispositions previously made by me
I [NAME] of [address] HEREBY REVOKE all former wills and testamentary dispositions and DECLARE this to be my last will
Cremation
I DIRECT that my body shall be cremated after my death and my ashes buried at [place]
Burial
I DIRECT that my body shall be buried at [place]
I APPOINT [NAME] of [address] and [NAME] of [address] (in my will called 'my Trustees' which expression shall where the context so admits include the trustee or trustees for the time being of any trusts arising under my will) to be my executors and trustees
Executors and
Trustees
(a) I APPOINT [NAME] of [address] and [NAME] of [address] to be my executors
(b) I APPOINT as trustees of this will the persons who take out the first Grant of Probate (not being limited to settled land)
to be made in respect of it
(a) I APPOINT my [husband/wife] [NAME] as my Executor and Trustee
(b) If [he/she] shall predecease me or be unwilling or unable to act I APPOINT [NAME] of [address] to be my Executor(s) and
Trustee(s)
I APPOINT my [husband/wife] [NAME] to be the executor and trustee of this my will but if [he/she] shall fail to survive me or otherwise be unable or unwilling to act as my executor then I appoint the partners at the date of my death in the firm of
Appointment
[firm name] or the firm which at that date has succeeded to and carries on its practice and I express the wish that only two with Provision of the partners in the firm shall act for Substitution (a) I APPOINT [NAME] of [address] and [NAME] of [address] to be the executors and trustees of my will
(b) If either of the persons appointed in clause [x](a) above dies in my lifetime or renounces probate or refuses or is unable to act in the office of executor then I appoint [NAME] of [address] and [NAME] of [address] in that order to fill any vacancy in the office of executor that may occur
(c) I DECLARE that the expression 'my Trustees' shall where the context so admits include my executors and the trustee or trustees of my will for the time being
(a) I APPOINT as my executors and trustees the partners at the date of my death in the firm of [firm name] or the firm or incorporated practice which at that date has succeeded to and carries on its practice
(b) In clause (a) above 'firm' includes an incorporated practice recognised by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority and
'partners' includes salaried partners and directors or members of or beneficial owners of shares in an incorporated practice
Appointment of
(c) In my will the expression 'my Trustees' shall, where relevant, include my executors and the trustees for the time being
Partners in a of any trust arising under my will
Solicitors' Firm
(d) I express the wish that no more than two of the partners shall prove my will and act initially in its trusts
(e) Any of my Trustees who is a solicitor or is engaged in any other profession may charge his usual professional charges for work done by him or his firm (including acts which a layman could have done personally) on the same basis as if he were not one of my Trustees but employed to carry out the work on their behalf

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