Digital assets: Leigh Sagar. 25 May 2021
The President of the Law Society recently pointed out the importance of estate planning for digital assets. More and more private individuals are investing in digital assets that have real value and steps must be taken to identify those assets at the time that instructions are taken for the planning of your client's estate. In this talk basic techniques that are designed to ensure that valuable digital assets are effectively dealt with will be discussed. The following topics will be included:
- What are digital assets?
- Identifying the client's digital assets
- Estate planning techniques for digital assets
Leigh Sagar is a barrister of England and Wales whose practice includes:
(a) trusts and estates and commercial advice and litigation
(b) the administration of digital information, created and used by deceased persons and persons who lack capacity in relation to their property and affairs and related litigation
(c) the administration and taxation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and tokens and related litigation
He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Society for Computers and Law (SCL). Leigh is the Chairman of the STEP Digital Assets Special Interest Group.
Leigh is an editor of chapters in Williams Mortimer & Sunnucks, including probate claims and administration actions, procedures towards obtaining grants and the administration of digital information. He is contributor to the England and Wales section of the STEP Directory and Yearbook. He has recently written a book on The Digital Estate, published in March 2018.