Wills and Trusts

27Jul2022

Pamela Mak recommended as a leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide 2022

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of China Practice Group at Tanner De Witt, Pamela Mak has been recommended in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide as a “Leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyer” in Hong Kong. This…Read More

27May2022

Another Reason to have a Will – Inter Vivos Gift

It is not uncommon for a parent to transfer properties and assets to their children as an advancement or a gift on the marriage of the children during their lifetime. However, if subsequently the parent dies intestate with only surviving children, the distribution of the…Read More

19Apr2022

Executors’ Power over Administration of an Estate

Recent High Court case Lam Man Cheung v Lam Man Yin [2022] HKCFI 866 concerns a dispute between executors and a beneficiary of an estate. The beneficiary, who is entitled to 40% interest of a property, requested the executors to execute an assent to vest…Read More

30Mar2022

Has the Administration of the Estate been Unacceptable?

In the recent High Court case Chu Wing Chuen Paul v Chu Oi Yan [2022] HKCFI 804, beneficiaries of the estate contend that the administrator did not act in their interest and failed to provide adequate estate accounts. While there was indeed a delay in…Read More

09Apr2021

What is a Deed of Guardianship and why is it important?

Members of our Wills, Probate and Trusts team answer some common questions about Deeds of Guardianship and why they are necessary. What is a Deed of Guardianship and how is it different from having guardianship provisions under a will? In the event of both parents…Read More

23Sep2020

Joanne Brown now an accredited HKMAAL Family Mediator

We are delighted to announce that Joanne Brown, Partner and Head of the Family department, is now accredited by the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL) as a Family Mediator. What is Mediation? “Mediation is a flexible process conducted confidentially in which a neutral…Read More

18Sep2020

Legal update: Two equality rights cases ruled on by High Court on 18 September 2020

The High Court today handed down two decisions concerning same-sex rights in Hong Kong. Ng Hon Lam Edgar v Secretary for Justice [2020] HKCFI 2412 In the Judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Anderson Chow, the High Court today ruled in favour of Mr Edgar…Read More

04Sep2020

Joanne Brown and Kim Boreham featured in Expat Living magazine

Partners Joanne Brown and Kim Boreham have been featured in Expat Living Magazine‘s Autumn issue in an article about families and the pandemic. As Head of the Family and Private Client practice, Joanne answered some readers’ questions on how to navigate tricky family situations created/exacerbated…Read More

12May2020

Some considerations in setting up a trust

If you are concerned about how your assets could be protected or how your loved ones could continue to receive financial provisions or assets during your lifetime and after your death, establishing a Hong Kong trust is worth considering and in particular, a discretionary trust…Read More

30Mar2020

To Will or not to Will

The matter of preparing a will is deeply personal and one that many individuals postpone until they are well into their years.  Often we are asked when an individual should have a will in place.  Taking a moderate approach, any person who is married (with…Read More

13Mar2020

Should I get a divorce? The legal and financial implications behind remaining married but separated

Making the decision to divorce is often not an easy one. There are many reasons why married couples may opt to separate rather than progress legal proceedings to divorce. Whether it is for religious reasons, a desire to maintain the status quo and a family…Read More

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