The Scarle v Scarle case highlights the importance of having a professionally drafted Will – especially in case of complex family situations
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, having a Will ensures that partners will be provided for and have legal means of inheritance in the case of an unfortunate death.
Jacqueline Cheng and Alfred Ip discuss the main steps in estate administration: collection of assets, payment of debts, distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries.
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.
Private Client lawyers can guide you through the most efficient international Estate Planning options which fit your specific circumstances and wishes
The removal or replacement of executors / administrators of estates and the importance of the Courts’ role highlighted through leading cases
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.
Spreading awareness about Estate Planning to be put in place for the protection of children: from Wills to permanent and temporary Deeds of Guardianship
From the importance of making a Will to the probate process and different levels of protection for your children
The difference between Wills and Trusts is not always obvious. Both are valuable Estate Planning tools but they are not the same. This Q&A explains the main differences.