A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.
When planning to relocate from Hong Kong to the UK, it is crucial to avoid unpleasant surprises from the UK tax law system, that could have a significant impact on personal and family wealth.
Alfred Ip of Hugill & Ip discusses with Julia Jackson and Matthew Braithwaite of Wedlake Bell issues related to immigration. The preparatory steps when applying for resident status in the…
Regularly updating your Will can properly reflect your intentions and any changes in life circumstances. A well-drafted Will can bring clarity and closure to all intended beneficiaries.
The overwhelming takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic are flexibility and hope – keeping in mind that recovery will happen. What kind of impacts can be expected in the upcoming 6 to 12 months?
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.
During the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s understandable that many people start thinking if they have properly taken care of their affairs: setting up or reviewing how to protect your assets and loved ones becomes paramount.
COVID-19 has brought the issue to the foreground making people think about what can be done in advance to ensure that loved ones are protected and provided for if the worst happens. The first step to any estate planning is to draft a Will!
Whilst each person’s circumstance is different, a person diagnosed with a life-threatening condition or terminal illness may want to address several necessary estate planning issues.
In divorce proceedings everything owned or controlled by the parties is to be considered as part of the matrimonial pool. However, there is a difference regarding the assets which have been inherited.