In ELW, many of our high net worth clients seek our services in preparing wills involving complex and often cross-border circumstances. Our expertise is frequently sought concerning Hong Kong inheritance law and more specifically, contentious and non-contentious probate matters.

The first step in legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person is to receive a grant of letter of representation. It officially appoints the executor generally named in the will with legal power to dispose of the testator’s assets in the manner specified in the testator’s will. Our lawyers always work closely with trustees, executors and administrators, banks and beneficiaries as required for all aspects of trust work.


Our lawyers are experienced in advising on:

  • Trustees and Protectors
  • Preparation of Wills and Codicils
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Deeds of Family Arrangement
  • Asset Disposition
  • Estate Planning, Administration and Distribution
  • Applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Resealing of Grants in Hong Kong and Overseas
  • Resolution of Disputes among Beneficiaries and Trustees
  • Actions for Improper Administration of Estates
  • Applications for Caveats
  • Inheritance law and administration and distribution of estates in Hong Kong