Death in a common catastrophe

Can anyone suggest a suitable Will clause to provide for the deaths of all named beneficiaries in a common accident

Graham Fossey
Windsor Legal Services

Surely it is irrelevant whether the beneficiaries died together, or separately, what matters is that they aren’t alive to benefit at the date of death of the testator. On that basis, this sort of situation is normally covered by a ‘default’ clause e.g. “If or to the extent the foregoing provisions of my will fail to dispose of the whole of my estate it shall go to …[ insert details]” .

Paul Davies