A will is not presumed to have been revoked where there is an explanation for its absence. It is necessary for the testator to form an intention to revoke the will,3 and therefore a will destroyed by accident or which is lost is not revoked. By way of example, wills have been treated as not having been revoked in the following circumstances:

(a)where the will was probably destroyed by an accidental fire;4

(b)where the will has been fraudulently destroyed;5

(c)where persons other than the testator had access to the place where the will was kept, although fraud was not suggested;6

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