On 8 July 2020, our firm’s partner, Ms. Sherlynn Chan, was invited by the Zonta Club of Victoria to give a talk on “How to Embrace the Dementia Tsunami in HK- a Legal Perspective”.
From the left: Our firm’s partner, Ms. Sherlynn Chan; President of Zonta Club of Victoria, Ms. Helen Chen; Past International Director of Zonta International, Ms. Winnie Teoh and Governor of District 17- Zonta International, Ms. Teresa Lin
In light of the ageing population and increased life expectancy, there will be a surge in the number of dementia cases, leading to a huge increase in demand for elderly goods and services. During the talk, Ms. Chan explained the common causes of mental incapacity and gave an overview of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136). She then shared some case studies of elderly financial abuse and introduced some planning tools available (such as Wills and Trusts, the Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Directives) to those who are still mentally capable in order to “prevent, protect and prepare”.
Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. Founded in 1919, there are nearly 33,000 members from more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs across 67 countries and geographical areas.
About Ms. Sherlynn Chan
Ms. Sherlynn Chan, Partner of our firm and the Chairman and founding member of MIP Care Resources Connect Ltd., specialises in private client work including contentious probate and family matters. She served as a Deputy District Judge in the Family Court in 2014 and is currently the Chairman of the Mental Health Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and Co-Chair of the Societies of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) HK’s Mental Health, Elderly and Capacity Law Sub-Committee.
She has been appointed by the High Court as Committee of the estate of mentally incapacitated persons and manages substantial assets on behalf of vulnerable clients.
Please contact Ms. Sherlynn Chan for more information or further enquiries.