Wills and Trusts

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

21Jun2016

Legal update: Why appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney?

Individuals can make arrangements to appoint other persons responsible in the event that a loss of mental capacity causes an inability to manage his or her own financial affairs such as in the case of dementia.  A document known as Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”)…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