Wills & Probate

RBJL provide a wide range of services to our clients both with domicile in Hong Kong and overseas in relation to estate and probate matters, including drafting and preparing Wills for clients, preparing Powers of Attorney, applying for different kinds of grants of representation in Hong Kong and overseas, re-sealing of overseas grants in Hong Kong, re-sealing of Hong Kong grants overseas, and applying for grants of representation in Hong Kong for oversea clients.

We advise on administration and distribution of estates, setting up of trusts and related matters. We also advise and assist clients in disputes concerning trust administration, inheritance or dependants claims including contentious probate actions to prove Wills, revocation of grants of representation and succession entitlement under intestacy. In one particular case concerning the distribution of shares of a multi-million property development company by its founder among his children, we successfully reversed the ruling of the Court of Appeal in the Court of Final Appeal regarding the authenticity of the transfer instrument disposing of the majority shareholding.

Our practice areas include:-

  • Administration and distribution of estates
  • Application for grants of probate, letters and representations
  • Application for overseas grants including China
  • Caveats
  • Contentious Probate
  • Deed of Family Arrangement
  • Intestacy
  • Preparing Assents
  • Preparation of Wills
  • Resealing of grants in Hong Kong and overseas