Estate planning for same-sex families: where are we now? 24 November 2021
With the recent victories of Henry Li on challenging the rights of same sex spouse on inheritance, does it mean that same-sex couples can be treated the same as heterosexual couples in estate planning? This seminar will cover the road to equality of marriage, from the spousal right of dependant visa to the right of burying the deceased spouse as widow/widower. Where we are and what to do to advise same-sex couples when they are dealing with complex private client legal issues.
Azan Marwah, Barrister, is an experienced commercial, family, matrimonial and public law advocate and mediator. He was called to the Bar in 2012, and appears in all Hong Kong courts including the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. He also regularly appears in front of statutory tribunals and boards. Azan has advised and appeared at all levels on matters including ancillary relief, domestic violence, child abduction, surrogacy, adoption, child custody, wardship and child protection proceedings. He also specialises in matters involving cross-border and public law elements. He is a member of Henry Li’s legal team on his recent legal challenges.
Alfred Ip is a partner at Hugill & Ip, Solicitors. He is skilled in helping individuals and their families manage personal and wealth-related matters, including trust and probate (both contentious and non-contentious), family and mental capacity issues. He is one of the few probate practitioners in Hong Kong who are experienced in both non-contentious and contentious probate issues. He is also a STEP member, CEDR-accredited mediator and a Notary Public. His practice is recognised by all major legal publications including the Legal500, Chambers and Partners, Private Client Global Elite, Benchmark Litigation, Who’s Who Legal, Doyle’s Guide and Citywealth.