I recently drafted a will where the Testatrix was estranged from her daughter and whilst I would normally do a side letter explaining the reasons for excluding her I saw that Parker’s Will Precedents would refer to such a letter in the Will itself. (FORM 21.3 page 205 Ninth Edition). A colleague advised me to remove the clause as referencing the letter may require it to be admitted for probate when the time comes. Would other members agree?
Phoenix Legal Group