Patricia Lam

Counsel | Property

patricia.lam@deacons.com
+852 2825 9449
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Patricia has practiced as a probate lawyer since 1986. She joined the probate department of a major Hong Kong trust company in December 2005 where she headed its probate services team from 2010 to 2016.

She has wide experience in succession related matters including preparation of wills, enduring powers of attorney, death related tax issues and court applications for grants in common form and special grants. She also advises and assists in distribution of estates and will trusts including selling of estate properties and preparation of vesting assents and assignments to beneficiaries.

Patricia advises on all legal aspects of succession including inheritance claims, wills disputes and succession entitlements, resolving differences between personal representatives and beneficiaries, negotiating out of court settlements and drawing up deeds of family arrangement.

She also has experience in managing and mentoring a Probate Service Team in a Hong Kong registered trust company in order to deliver will preparation, full estate administration and committeeship services to high net worth families.

More about Patricia Lam

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Hong Kong Branch), 2004 – present
Member of the Probate Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong – Committee work involves reviewing issues relating to legal practitioners probate practice and working with the Judiciary to improve working relationship with the Probate Registry; Significant involvement of the Committee in the Bill leading to the abolition of Estate Duty in Hong Kong in 2005; Was one of 2 representatives of the Committee to the Joint Working Group with the Judiciary to conduct comprehensive review, update and simplify Court Forms for grant applications, 2003 – 2013
Part time tutor in Equity and Trusts, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong, 2003 – 2005

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Jurisdictions

  • Hong Kong

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