Ryanne Lai

A lawyer qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales, Ryanne Lai co-founded ForeverGift.hk 遺善最樂 with her father in 2021 to promote legacy giving in Hong Kong. As a social enterprise sponsored by the Lee Hysan Foundation and the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, ForeverGift.hk works with pro bono lawyers and offers a free, professional and user-friendly Will-writing service to the general public, making it possible for anyone to leave a legacy and create a lasting impact on causes closest to their hearts. To date, legacy gifts made through the service have exceeded $1.4 billion Hong Kong dollars with over 330 charities named as beneficiaries. In addition to Will making services, ForeverGift.hk has joined hands with social enterprises "Keep It Simple" and "One Take" to provide a one-stop professional platform called "5 Blessings", which allows members of the public to engage lawyers, doctors, social workers and/or funeral planners to arrange for one's (1) Will, (2) Enduring Power of Attorney, (3) Advanced Directive in relation to Medical Treatment, (4) Advanced Funeral Planning and (5) Life Story. Previously, Ryanne worked at an international law firm and co-founded a legal-tech company that offers modern legal solutions to SMEs across Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.