Wills - Why Bother?

Why bother making a will? To highlight the gravity of the question, the talk explores what happens when a person dies without a will. In particular, the speaker will demonstrate how key concerns such as asset distribution, care of young children, trusts and specific gifts to loved ones are treated in such cases.  Creative solutions in the form of specific provisions in the will are then considered to address some of the shortcomings. 

The talk dispels the common myth of ‘standard wills’.  It explores the key considerations in making a will and how wills may be used as a powerful tool to meaningfully provide for loved ones and tailored to suit one’s requirements.

The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.


Ms Alli Ruthirapathi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences as well as 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. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992, and to the Singapore Bar in 1994. She has more than 2 decades of experience in real estate conveyancing and probate practice.  Prior to joining legal practice, she gained considerable exposure in conveyancing and land registration while working at the Registry of Land Titles and Deeds.

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


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