The family law association the faculty of law

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The Family Law Association The Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong Bank Trustee Limited Mr. W.K. Thomson Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Trustee Limited Bank of China Trust and Consultancy Company The Heung Yee Kuk Po Leung Kuk 112
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Annexure 3 Administration of Justice Act 1982 Sections 27 and 28, and Second Schedule International wills The form of an international will 27. (1) The Annex to the Convention on International Wills shall have the force of law in the United Kingdom. (2) The Annex is set out in Schedule 2 to this Act. (3) ln this Part of this Act – "international will" means a will made in accordance with the requirements of the Annex, as set out in Schedule 2 to this Act; and "the Convention on International Wills" means the Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will concluded at Washington on 26 th October, 1973. International wills – procedure 28. (1) The persons authorised to act in the United Kingdom in connection with international wills are – (a) solicitors; and (b) notaries public. (2) A person who is authorised under section 6(1) of the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 to do notarial acts in any foreign country or place is authorised to act there in connection with international wills. (3) An international will certified by virtue of subsection (1) or (2) above may be deposited in a depository provided under section 23 at above. (4) Section 23 above shall accordingly have effect in relation to such international wills. (5) Subject to subsection (6) below, regulations under section 25 above shall have effect in relation to such international wills as they have effect in relation to wills deposited under section 23 above. (6) Without prejudice to the generality of section 25 above, regulations under that section may make special provision with regard to such international wills. 113
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SCHEDULE 2 Section 27 T HE A NNEX TO THE C ONVENTION ON I NTERNATIONAL W ILLS UNIFORM LAW ON THE FORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILL A RTICLE 1 1. A will shall be valid as regards form, irrespective particularly of the place where it is made, of the location of the assets and of the nationality, domicile or residence of the testator, if it is made in the form of an international will complying with the provisions set out in Articles 2 to 5 hereinafter. 2. The invalidity of the will as an international will shall not affect its formal validity as a will of another kind. A RTICLE 2 This law shall not apply to the form of testamentary dispositions made by two or more persons in one instrument. A RTICLE 3 1. The will shall be made in writing. 2. It need not be written by the testator himself. 3. It may be written in any language, by hand or by any other means. A RTICLE 4 1. The testator shall declare in the presence of two witnesses and of a person authorized to act in connection with international wills that the document is his will and that he knows the contents thereof.
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