I’m sitting on a long wooden table at my surf camp on a rugged tiny island in the Indian Ocean, hours by boat, west of Sumatra in Indonesia. We wait patiently for favourable winds to bring peeling walls of water for us to carve on. There’s time to reflect during these waits. […]
Laws of Succession and Estate Planning As someone who likes his advice to be user friendly, there’s nothing like getting direct feedback from the business community. Specifically, in terms of the laws of succession and estate planning, what type of guidance they need. I recently received an invite from Vistage, a peer advisory grouping of CEOs […]
About a month ago, I caught up with some Singapore and BVI trust lawyers over some off shore trust work. Coincidentally, on my return, WhatsApp messages started trickling in, asking whether inheritance tax will be introduced in the upcoming budget. I, of course, immediately thought that an article on inheritance tax or death duties would […]
What an exciting couple of weeks it has been! I got a few challenging wills signed off and advised on some complex structures for Malaysian families with UK ties.
MM2H wills and estate planning issues for expats: Penang has a substantial expat population, a lot of whom are British and are here through the Malaysia My Second Home (“MM2H”) programme. In light of the UK tax changes effective from 6 April 2017, I thought it would be helpful to update the local British expat community as […]
Estate planning and will writing, while not a complex area of law, can sometimes be misunderstood.
I was just a few years into my own practice when I prepared my mother’s will.