On 29 May 2018, Stevenson, Wong & Co. Partner Ms. Sherlynn Chan and Senior Associate Ms. Hazel Wong attended the public forum on the “Special Needs Trust” at The University of Hong Kong.
Partner Ms. Sherlynn Chan and Senior Associate Ms. Hazel Wong
Professor Lusina Ho & Associate Professor Rebecca Lee from Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong discussed the legal framework, operational details, and challenges of the proposed Special Needs Trust. The public forum attracted an overwhelming response with legal practitioners, parents, educators, social workers, medical social workers, social workers from integrated family service centres.
The Chief Executive’s policy address last year announced the government’s plan to establish a ‘Special Needs Trust’ (SNT) to provide trust services for families with special needs. The Budget released earlier this year also set aside HK$50 million to set up a dedicated office for this purpose. It is expected that the Special Needs Trust will be launched by the end of 2018.
Please contact Ms. Sherlynn Chan and Ms. Hazel Wong for any enquiries or further information.