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

Ending your mirror trusts - Morrison Kent Lawyers

Ending your mirror trusts to create a single family trust

6 April 2020 | Matthew Whimp

Mirror trusts were a common way to arrange family affairs. They were fashionable 20-30 years ago as they offered a specific tax advantage which now no longer applies.
Those who currently have their family assets held in mirror trusts might want to...

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Who is entitled to be the administrator of an estate?
23 September 2020 | Jenny Lowe

In our recent article about applications for letters of administration de bonis non (which you can read here), we talked about who is entitled to apply to...

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Governance of a Māori Land Trust
10 September 2020 | Curtis Bidois

Prudent governance and leadership are essential. Ideally, Māori land trustees will work cohesively, with the interests of current and future generations of...

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Important Changes to Trust Law - Review Your Trust with Us
16 June 2020 | Helen Nathan

As you may be aware, the Trusts Act 2019 (“the new Act”) will come into effect on 30 January 2021. The new Act is a major update to trust law in New...

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