Financial Aid

e-Open House 2021

Wills – To Do or Not to Do?


Date: 28 August 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Venue: Zoom (Details will be emailed to you)

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“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” –Mitch Albom

Having survived the uncertainties of 2020 and COVID-19, and adjusting to the new normal of face masks and safe distancing measures, it is clear that death and illness are no longer topics for another day. 

As the title suggests, this talk is for anyone considering if they should do a will.  It is also suitable for those who wish to review their existing succession plans. 

The talk will kick off with answers to basic questions such as what happens when a person dies without a will.  It invites attendees to consider other equally important questions such as who will take charge of their affairs, the care of their young children and the options for asset distribution. The talk highlights the ‘dangers’ of dying intestate and the problems faced by families when a caregiver dies without a will. 

The speaker aims to dispel the common myth of ‘standard wills’ and offers ideas on how one can use wills as a powerful tool to demonstrate care and concern for loved ones even after their death.

Attendees will obtain tips on succession and trust planning that can be incorporated into wills to provide personalised solutions. 

The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.



Ms Alli RuthirapathiMs Alli Ruthirapathi

Ms Alli Ruthirapathi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Consultant with the law firm of Sim Mong Teck & Partners. She is also a facilitator at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Part B Singapore Bar Course for Real Estate Practice. 

Alli graduated from the University of London with an LLB (Hons) in 1991 and a Master of Laws in 2019. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992, and to the Singapore Bar in 1994. She has more than two decades of experience in real estate conveyancing and probate practice.  Before joining the legal practice, she gained considerable exposure in conveyancing and land registration while working at the Registry of Land Titles and Deeds. Her research interests lie primarily in the areas of land, trusts, wills and succession planning.

Alli has a keen interest in crafting personalised wills and enjoys the challenge of providing clients with client-centric and cost-effective solutions for their property portfolios and succession planning.  

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