Chua Guan-Hock SC opened with an engaging review of recent cases in Hong Kong and the UK, including a landmark 2017 case which he conducted involving a testator aged 92 with a billion dollar estate whose last will was successfully propounded. He shared insights with our audience on the Probate Court’s inquisitorial role, testamentary capacity and the golden rule concerning elderly testators.
Kerby Lau delivered an animated presentation homing in on some practical tips for our audience when considering the Appointment of Independent Administrators. He concluded with 5 actionable takeaways.
Justin Lam reflected on the Importance of Beddoe applications. He counselled that being forewarned was being forearmed in the context of trustees who actively chose to defend proceedings against the trust or trust property given that no right of indemnity could be counted on when he/she opted to defend.