Wills and Trusts

13Dec2019

Tanner De Witt sponsors the 12th Asia Private Banking and Family Office Summit 2019

Our China Practice Group recently returned from Shenzhen where they sponsored the 12th Asia Private Banking & Family Office Summit, organised by Banyan Legacy, taking place on 11 – 12 December. Partners Pamela Mak and River Stone attended along with solicitors Adrian Au, Jonathan Yeung,…Read More

05Oct2019

Tanner De Witt attends Private Client Forum Asia 2019

Members of the firm’s Family and Private Client, Wills and Trusts Department attended the Private Client Forum Asia that was held at the St Regis, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on 20 September 2019. Delegates from across the globe attended the conference, with panel speakers from…Read More

27Nov2018

Tanner De Witt supports the 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018

We were delighted to sponsor the recently concluded 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen on 14 to 15 November. Corporate and Commercial Partners Eddie Look and River Stone attended the Summit along with…Read More

30Oct2018

Legal update: Who is entitled to organise a funeral?

When someone dies, who is entitled to claim the body and to organise the funeral? This question was raised in the case of Re Estate of Lu Han Lung [2010] 3 HKLRD 651. In that case, the wife and eldest son of the deceased wanted…Read More

15Jun2017

Legal update: Is your will your will?

Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17 – update Background This case was previously featured in a post entitled “Is your will your will?“. The case concerned the Will left by a Mrs. Jackson after her death in June 2004. Mrs. Jackson was survived by her only…Read More

02Oct2015

Legal update: Is your will your will?

Summary In a significant ruling, the UK Court of Appeal’s decision in Ilott v Mitson 2015 has ruled against the presumption that you can do with your estate what you wish. This decision has seemingly broadened the Court’s power to intervene where an adult child…Read More