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Our experienced lawyers offer guidance on a range of matters related to Wills, succession planning, probate and estate administration.

In order to pass on assets to their intended recipients, people need to be certain these are properly safeguarded in the meantime. We assist clients in the drafting of Wills, thus ensuring they look after their loved ones as intended. We advise on wealth protection and estate inheritance, including trust structures and gifts. As well, we handle agreements such as enduring power of attorney or help make provision for family members with special needs.

Our advice is welcomed in probate matters, both contentious and non-contentious, where we assist individuals in various aspects of estate administration, guiding them through the sometimes complex legal processes; and we help clients in succession of Hong Kong estate left by people originating from different jurisdictions.

Whatever your age or personal situation, we offer sophisticated and practical advice on all matters relating to estate planning and inheritance, always acting in your best interests and giving you peace of mind.

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DOJ secures ‘joint enterprise’ enforcement (Part II)

By Michael Jackson In Part I, we outlined the recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal (“HKCA”) in Tong Wai Hung ([2021] HKCA 404) in which the court ruled that the doctrine of “joint criminal enterprise” (as it has been styled by the Court of Final Appeal – hereafter “JCE”) is of general […]

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Dose of reality keeping us firmly grounded

Hong Kong, 14 April 2021: Six-year-olds can be refreshingly blunt with their questions. “Gung gung [grandfather], when can I go to my house?” asks grandson Nathan. He’s referring to our idyllic family retreat on Australia’s Gold Coast where, in normal circumstances, we typically stay two or three times a year. I do my best to […]

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Uber ruling shines headlights on gig economy

By Allison Lee and Claire Chow Hong Kong, 9 April 2021: In a landmark judgment, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled Uber drivers should be classified as “workers” rather than “self-employed”, thus making them entitled to benefits such as a minimum wage and paid holidays. The ruling has implications for companies operating in the so-called […]

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Back to the future, minus our democrats

Hong Kong, 7 April 2021: I hope Dennis Skinner is enjoying his well-earned retirement. A titan of British politics and Labour Party icon, he represented the Midlands constituency of Bolsover in Parliament for 49 years until 2019. For 31 of those years the Conservatives were in power and the “Beast of Bolsover” – a former […]

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Armed and ready, we await vaccine restart

Hong Kong, 31 March 2021: Patrick Nip, the Secretary for the Civil Service, doesn’t strike me as a party animal. He’s hardly the sort of guy to have a few drinks, let his hair down and start a conga line. That said, he’s leading us all a merry dance with his Covid-19 vaccination rollout, which […]

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