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A New Era For Trusts

October 8, 2019 | Natalie Smith

The long-awaited Trusts Bill is now the Trusts Act 2019 (“the Act”), having passed into law on 30 July 2019. Anyone involved with a trust now has until 30 January 2021 to prepare for the...Read More

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What can you do if a trustee loses capacity?

September 3, 2019 | Laura Blumenthal

Trusts are a popular form of asset protection in New Zealand. According to Ministry of Justice data, there are over 300,000 trusts in New Zealand. However, as New Zealand’s ageing population...Read More

How to Secure Your Trust

Securing your Trust

April 2, 2019 | Jamie Nunns

There has recently been an increase in awareness of potential liability for trustees in New Zealand. The courts are making it clear they expect certain minimum standards for the investment and...Read More

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Responsibilities of Trustees of a Māori Trust

December 4, 2018 | Bryan Gilling

Being the trustee of a Māori land trust is hard work and trustees have many legally enforceable obligations. It is not a job for Aunty just because she is the whanau kuia or cousin only because...Read More

What is a Living Will?

November 7, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

Have you thought about the type of care of treatment you would or wouldn’t want to receive if you were to suffer an injury or illness in the future which made you incapable of communicating for...Read More

The Cost of Not Having a Will

October 31, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

There is a vast number of people in New Zealand who don’t think it’s necessary to make a Will.  Perhaps you think that because you don’t own a house, or investments that it’s not worth...Read More

Which Māori Land Trust is best for your Whenua?

September 20, 2018 | Bryan Gilling

Māori land trusts must strike a balance between preserving the whenua for the future while at the same time unlocking its economic potential in the present. A range of unique land trusts can be...Read More