Upcoming webinar – Testamentary freedom – alive & well? Lessons from the UK Supreme Court and across the common law world

On Tuesday 25 April 2017 (9.30am – 10.30am BST/4.30pm – 5.30pm HKT), Richard Norridge, Joanne Caen and Gareth Keillor will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at developments in relation to testamentary freedom. The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Ilott v The Blue Cross (also known as Ilott v Mitson) has breathed new life into the debate in common law countries as to whether family members should be able to make claims for financial provision from the estates of their relatives and, if so how much they should receive.  In this webinar we will consider some of the regimes in place in common law countries, including England & Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and the relevance of these issues for private banks, trust companies and other advisers.  The webinar will focus on provision for adult children (both those in need and those without need) and spouses.

The webinar is part of our series of “Soundbite” webinars, which are designed to update clients and contacts on the latest developments without having to leave their desks. The webinars can be accessed “live”, with a facility to send in questions by e-mail, or can be downloaded as podcasts after the event. If you would like to register for a webinar, or to obtain a link to the archived version, please contact Jane Webber.

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