Wills, Probate & Estate Administration

Our Family Department assists clients in probate matters and with all aspects of estate planning and administration, from the drafting of wills and letters of wishes to taking out the necessary applications in court to protect and administer estates. We deal with estates of all sizes for clients both local and overseas. In particular, our probate practice has an international element and we frequently advise with respect to estate matters which involve several jurisdictions, including probate in those jurisdictions or the re-sealing of wills. We provide expert opinions on Hong Kong probate law in foreign probate proceedings. 

 

Key areas of practice include:

 

  • Drafting of Wills
  • Applications for grants of probate and/or administration
  • Advice on and drafting of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advice on Advance Health Directives
  • Advice on applications under the Mental Health Ordinance
  • Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance. 
  • Advice and drafting of Deeds of Family Arrangement in matters of disputed estates.

 

We also have experience in contentious probate matters such as disputes over the validity of wills and the removal of executors and trustees.


Key Partners:

Linda Heathfield; Stacey Devoy TEP; Karen Lam;