Monday, August 10, 2009

The Will or the Petition to Heaven?

The plaintiff in this case launched several charges:

1. This will is forged.
2. This will was written when Nina Wang was so ill that her mind was unsound.
3. This will is a Fung Shui will not meant to be executed.
4. This will is a supplement to the 2002 will and the residue is zero because all has been donated to Chinachem Charity Foundation.

The plaintiff has to win only in one of these four charges while the defendant has to win in all of them.

JY

3 comments:

leegiat 理解 said...

With God's Help.

Mary Catherine Bax said...

Dear Joseph,

I'm surprised the document is written in English. Is this common in Hong Kong?

Mary

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Mary,

Before 1997, English was the official language in HK although most people there did not have a good command of English. Today, a legal document can be written in either English or Chinese but in most law firms, the English version is still the official version. Even in court, English is the language used and a witness is to reply in Chinese, an interpreter is there to do the translation.

It is not uncommon to have a will written in English in HK.

JY