Private Client, Probate & Trust

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law 1800 1209 Alfred Ip

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.

Tax and Estate Planning When Moving to the UK

Tax and Estate Planning When Moving to the UK 1200 798 Alfred Ip

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.

Immigration to the UK: Preparatory Legal and Tax Steps

Immigration to the UK: Preparatory Legal and Tax Steps 1800 1136 Hugill & Ip

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…

How Changes in Life Circumstances Impact Wills

How Changes in Life Circumstances Impact Wills 926 520 Jacqueline Cheng

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.

COVID-19: What’s Next?

COVID-19: What’s Next? 2560 1440 Hugill & Ip

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?

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.

How’s the COVID-19 Emergency Impacting Estate Planning?

How’s the COVID-19 Emergency Impacting Estate Planning? 600 512 Alfred Ip

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.

Executing Wills During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Executing Wills During the COVID-19 Pandemic 1500 996 Alfred Ip

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!

Proper Estate Planning When Terminally Ill

Proper Estate Planning When Terminally Ill 1200 761 Alfred Ip

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.

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets?

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets? 900 675 Alfred Ip

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.

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