News - Trusts and Estates

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

If you have a Trust, this is a must!

August 23, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

If you have a Trust, this is a must-read! Having a trust comes with a responsibility to understand how it works. Our trusts specialist Andrew Stewart can guide you through trusts law to help you...Read More

Estate Administration – What is Probate?

August 22, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

One of the most common phrases you may hear concerning administering a person’s estate when they die is “obtaining a grant of probate”. However, what is probate and why is it...Read More

The Importance of Succession Planning

July 6, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

Do you know the importance of succession planning? When running a business you want to make money to live, but a good business owner will also want that business to be worth something.  You...Read More