LexisNexis CPD Course: Estate Administrative Actions Regime under Order 85 of the Rules of the High Court


Young Barristers Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association

Course Description

In recent years, primarily due to the exploding property prices, there has been a palatable uptick in disputes involving estates in the Hong Kong Courts.  However, the amalgamation of traditional Chinese values, unwillingness to deal with assets of deceased, lack of understanding of how the probate and administration regime works and general unawareness of the extent of the duties and responsibilities placed on personal representatives, many dealing with estates find themselves lost or in trouble.

In this webinar, the speakers will highlight one of the most useful tools in a personal representative’s arsenal; administration action under Order 85 of the Rules of the High Court, Cap. 4A.

An administration action is a procedure by which personal representatives are able to seek guidance from the Probate Court and common applications relating to a deceased’s estate, include determination as to who is entitled to an estate, orders for interim distribution, removal of personal representatives. In addition, personal representatives can also seek sanction to commence or defend an action, or what is more commonly known as Beddoe applications.

This webinar will provide an overview of the common applications made in an administrative action, deal with the procedure and touch upon the substantive law.  In particular, the speakers will also shed light on the Beddoe application procedure and deal with matters that practitioners should watch out when seeking sanction from the Probate Courts.

Course Agenda

  • An overview of common applications under Order 85 of the Rules of the High Court
  • How to commence an administrative action and the proper procedure?
  • Beddoe applications, why, how and when?

Who Should Attend

  • Barristers
  • Law Firm Partners and Solicitors
  • General / Corporate / In-house Counsels

Course Schedule

Date: 2 June 2021 (Wednesday) | Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Fee: Free

Accreditation(s): 1.5 CPD Points (Subject to accreditation by The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Level: Intermediate | Language: English & Cantonese

Rules for Online Attendance:

  • Each attendee is required to attend the full course with the webcam and microphone turned on for the Law Society of Hong Kong to monitor attendance. Dial in only without webcam is not accepted.
  • Each attendee is required to display full legal name and company name for the Law Society of Hong Kong’s identification of attendance, e.g. Chan Tai Man David (ABC Company).
  • Each attendee is required to participate for the workshop session and is able to demonstrate a satisfactory degree of comprehension of the course.
  • In the event of any dispute regarding compliance of the online attendance, the decision of LexisNexis shall be final.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Seats are subject to availability.
  • All sales are final upon your receipt of a confirmation email sent by LexisNexis and no refund will be provided thereafter under any circumstances.
  • LexisNexis reserves the right to alter the venue, timings and terms and conditions of this seminar at any time in the event that the seminar cannot be held due to circumstances beyond the control of LexisNexis including severe weather.
  • LexisNexis reserves the right to amend, add, or remove any of the above terms and conditions or terminate the offer without prior notice.
  • In the event of any dispute, the decision of LexisNexis shall be final.
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