Trusts & Estates

For hundreds of years, trusts have provided a useful way of structuring asset ownership in order to protect assets from a variety of claims. If you want to put in place effective asset protection measures, a modern, well drafted trust can provide protection for your assets while also giving you flexibility to deal with changing circumstances. Morrison Kent’s trust lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assess whether a trust structure will be right for your particular situation and to create an arrangement that best meets your specific needs.

Ensure your assets will still be available for future generations

Life brings unexpected challenges, through personal, business, or family circumstances. We can assist you to plan for the future while protecting your assets to the fullest extent possible. Our experts can help structure the best arrangement for you and your family to provide the protection and flexibility you need.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialist areas shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language and consider practical solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Charitable Trusts

Family Trusts

Estate Administration

Special Purpose Trusts

Trustee Services

Trustee and Beneficiary Rights

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Variation and Termination of Trusts

Trusts & Estates Team

Trusts and Estates News

Trusts and Estates - Morrison Kent Lawyers

A New Era For Trusts

8 October 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 changes as the new legislation will come into effect on that...

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What is Probate and Letters of Administration?
11 October 2019 | Jenny Lowe

Under normal circumstances, each one of us is the only person who can deal with our assets. Our house, our bank accounts, our insurance policies –...

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What can you do if a trustee loses capacity?
3 September 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,...

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Securing your Trust
2 April 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...

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