Contentious Trusts & Estates

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation 800 597 Hugill & Ip

As part of a thorough Estate Planning, a Will and a Trust usually complement each other, however in some circumstances the terms of the two documents may conflict.

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries and Executors or Administrators

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries and Executors or Administrators 900 642 Hugill & Ip

The removal or replacement of executors / administrators of estates and the importance of the Courts’ role highlighted through leading cases

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Estate Planning is not a one-off exercise that people should do when they get older, but rather an ongoing process that gets reviewed and revised to be in line with changing situations and family dynamics.

LexisNexis | Contesting a Will: Legal Grounds and Proceedings

LexisNexis | Contesting a Will: Legal Grounds and Proceedings 1600 1201 Hugill & Ip

How to contest a Will? How does the Court evaluate its validity?

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased 800 565 Alfred Ip

While one way of protecting a testator’s assets is to have a Will, there are other steps that can be taken to avoid unauthorised or unfair transfers during their lifetime.

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Homemade Wills often present more problems than solutions. Will drafting should always been done properly by professional lawyers with specific experience in Estate Planning.

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Alfred Ip and Kerby Lau discuss the importance of proper estate planning and the probate process in Hong Kong while also highlighting some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Podcast S1E5 | Private Client: Estate Planning & Probate Process

Podcast S1E5 | Private Client: Estate Planning & Probate Process 1920 700 Alfred Ip

Margaret Wo and Alfred Ip discuss the essentials of estate planning and probate process in Hong Kong plus some common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts

The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts 1800 1200 Alfred Ip

All family assets – including Trusts – held in Hong Kong and overseas are normally considered part of the ‘matrimonial pot’ in divorce proceedings

Trust Focus Week: Breach of Trust and “Anti-Bartlett” Provisions

Trust Focus Week: Breach of Trust and “Anti-Bartlett” Provisions 600 800 Alfred Ip

It is reassuring for settlors to know that the Hong Kong courts hold professional trustees to a very high standard when exercising their fiduciary duties. Strong protection from the courts may be another reason why professional trustees may be preferred.

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