Wording for your will

Suggested wording for wills and codicils:

Residuary Legacy 'I give (the residue) / (---% of the residue) of my estate absolutely to the Royal Academy of Music (registered charity number 310007) of Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT and I direct that the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of the Royal Academy of Music. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of the Royal Academy of Music for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.'

Pecuniary Legacy 'I give to the Royal Academy of Music (registered charity number 310007) of Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT, (the sum of £---)/(all my share and interest in--- absolutely) and I direct that such money may be used for general purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of the Royal Academy of Music for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.'

Making plans for a legacy gift is an important decision to make and there are many factors to consider in the process. We always recommend that you take professional legal advice when drafting or updating your will.