25 November 2015 – Straits Law Practice LLC was approached by AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd to give a seminar to its financial advisors on Power of Attorney, Lasting Power of Attorney, the Mental Capacity Act, Wills & Probate Law and Muslim Wills & Estate. The Straits Law team who spoke at the seminar, comprised Mr Stuart Palmer, Ms Chan Lai Foong, Mr Ahmad Nizam and Ms Judy Ang, led by Ms Valerie Ang.
The theme of the seminar was ‘control’. The seminar touched on instruments which one can draft in their life time or while they still had the mental capacity, to allow them to have control over their personal property and affairs when they are no longer in a position to do so. The seminar also covered situations where one has no control, i.e. when one has not drafted these instruments and the law steps in. Also briefly covered were the amendments to the Insurance Act in September 2009 as well as the position in Muslim Law in relation to nominations.