Financial Aid

e-Open House (February 2021)

Wills – Why Bother?


Date: 27 February 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Venue: Zoom (Details will be emailed to you)

* Online registration has closed.  Please email us at should you wish to attend the talk.  Thank you!

This talk draws on the oft-taboo topic of death. 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 everyone who is considering if they should bother to do a will.  It is also suitable for those who are planning to review their existing wills. 

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 young children and the nature of asset distribution. The talk aims to demonstrate the ‘dangers’ of dying intestate and the problems faced by families when a caregiver dies without a will. 

The talk will also dispel the common myth of ‘standard wills’, and presents a fresh view on how one can use wills as a powerful tool to provide for loved ones meaningfully. 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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