Current English Ord. & Sub. Leg.
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Chapter 1INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL CLAUSES ORDINANCE
Chapter 2PUBLIC FINANCE ORDINANCE
Chapter 3JURY ORDINANCE
Chapter 4HIGH COURT ORDINANCE
Chapter 5OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ORDINANCE
Chapter 6BANKRUPTCY ORDINANCE
Chapter 7LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE
Chapter 8EVIDENCE ORDINANCE
Chapter 9JUDGMENTS (FACILITIES FOR ENFORCEMENT) ORDINANCE
Chapter 10PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION ORDINANCE
CAP 10PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION ORDINANCE
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Cap 10Long title
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Cap 10 s 1Short title
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Cap 10 s 2Interpretation
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Cap 10 Part IJURISDICTION AND POWERS OF THE COURT
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Cap 10 s 3Jurisdiction of the court in probate and administration
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Cap 10 s 4Sealing of documents
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Cap 10 s 5Registrar may exercise jurisdiction in certain cases
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Cap 10 s 6Restrictions upon exercise of jurisdiction by Registrar
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Cap 10 s 7Power of ordering production of testamentary writings
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Cap 10 s 8Summons of executor to prove or renounce
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Cap 10 s 8ARegistrar may require information
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Cap 10 Part IITHE OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR
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Cap 10 s 9Registrar to be Official Administrator
08/07/2005
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Cap 10 s 10Vesting of estate of deceased person in Official Administrator
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Cap 10 s 11Re-vesting of property on vacation of office
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Cap 10 s 12Interim possession of property and deaths of foreign nationals
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Cap 10 s 13Unlawfully removing property of deceased from Hong Kong
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Cap 10 s 14Lien on property of deceased person for expenses incurred under section 12
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Cap 10 s 15Summary administration of estates not exceeding $150000
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Cap 10 s 15AAffidavit concerning assets and liabilities of estate relating to summary administration
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Cap 10 s 16Cases in which Official Administrator is entitled to administration
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Cap 10 s 17Saving as to estates of certain persons
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Cap 10 s 18Power of limiting grant
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Cap 10 s 19Commission on moneys received
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Cap 10 s 20Keeping of books of account
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Cap 10 s 21Copies of documents and accounts
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Cap 10 s 22Redress against Official Administrator
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Cap 10 s 23Effect of grant to Official Administrator
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Cap 10 s 23APayment into Government account of unclaimed balance of intestate's estate
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Cap 10 s 23BAdvertisements as to unclaimed balance of intestate's estate
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Cap 10 s 23CTransfer of unclaimed balance not exceeding five hundred dollars
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Cap 10 s 23DDisposal of surplus interest
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Cap 10 Part IIIGRANTING AND REVOCATION OF PROBATES, ETC.
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Cap 10 s 24Application for grants
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Cap 10 s 24AAffidavit concerning assets and liabilities of estate
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Cap 10 s 24BRegistrar to provide the Commissioner of Inland Revenue with information in application for grant
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Cap 10 s 25Number of Personal representatives
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Cap 10 s 26Grant of representation to a trust corporation
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Cap 10 s 27Right of proving executors to exercise powers
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Cap 10 s 28Cesser of right of executor to prove
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Cap 10 s 29Express renunciation of right to probate
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Cap 10 s 30Constructive renunciation
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Cap 10 s 31Retraction of renunciation
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Cap 10 s 32Withdrawal of renunciation
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Cap 10 s 33Revocation of grants and removal of executors
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Cap 10 s 34Executor of executor represents original testator
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Cap 10 s 35On failure of executors
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Cap 10 s 36Appointment of administrator of intestate's estate
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Cap 10 s 37Grant of special administration
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Cap 10 s 38Payment of costs relating to special administration
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Cap 10 s 39Person under 21 as sole executor
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Cap 10 s 40Appointment of administrator pendente lite
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Cap 10 s 41Administration pending appeal
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Cap 10 s 42Prohibition of executor acting pending administration
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Cap 10 s 43Rights and liabilities of administrator
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Cap 10 s 44Legal proceedings after revocation of temporary administration
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Cap 10 s 45Caveats
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Cap 10 s 46Power to require administrators to produce sureties
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Cap 10 s 47Effect of guarantee
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Cap 10 Part IVSEALING OF GRANTS BY COURTS IN DESIGNATED COUNTRIES, ETC.*
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Cap 10 s 48Interpretation
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Cap 10 s 49Sealing of grants by Courts outside Hong Kong
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Cap 10 s 49AAApplication for sealing of grant to be supported by affidavit
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Cap 10 s 49ABRegistrar to provide the Commissioner of Inland Revenue with information in application for sealing of non-local grants
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Cap 10 s 49AAmendment of Schedule 2
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Cap 10 s 50Conditions to be fulfilled before sealing
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Cap 10 s 51Application of sections 46 and 47
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Cap 10 s 52Duplicate or copy admissible
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Cap 10 Part VPOWERS, RIGHTS, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
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Cap 10 s 53Rights of action of personal representative
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Cap 10 s 54Power of personal representative to dispose of property
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Cap 10 s 55Purchase by personal representative of deceased's property
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Cap 10 s 56Duty of personal representative as to inventory
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Cap 10 s 57Protection of persons acting on probate or administration
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Cap 10 s 58Liability of a person fraudulently obtaining or retaining estate of deceased
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Cap 10 s 59Liability of estate of personal representative
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Cap 10 s 60Allowance of remuneration to executor, administrator or attorney
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Cap 10 Part VABANK ACCOUNTS AND BANK DEPOSIT BOXES KEPT BY DECEASED
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Cap 10 s 60AInterpretation of Part VA
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Cap 10 s 60B Certificate for releasing money from bank account of deceased
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Cap 10 s 60CCertificate for inspection of safe deposit box kept by deceased
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Cap 10 s 60DInspection of safe deposit box and inventory of contents
09/05/2008
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Cap 10 s 60EAuthorization for removal
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Cap 10 s 60FForm of certificate and authorization
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Cap 10 s 60GSecretary may attach condition
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Cap 10 s 60HProtection of bank staff and bank
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Cap 10 s 60ISurviving renter’s right subject to this Ordinance in 12 months following death of joint renter
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Cap 10 Part VIADMINISTRATION OF ASSETS
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Cap 10 s 60JProhibition against intermeddling of estate
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