Trusts and 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 and Estates News

How to manage your trust – and how we can make it easier for you

13 March 2018 | Aimee McGowan

Whether you have a family trust, or are thinking about setting one up, it is important to consider how to best manage that trust long-term.  Gone are the days where you establish a trust and then forget it exists, as the Courts, the Government and Inland...

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Which Māori Land Trust is best for your Whenua?
20 September 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...

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If you have a Trust, this is a must!
23 August 2018 | Aimee McGowan

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 Aimee McGowan can...

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Estate Administration - What is Probate?
22 August 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...

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