Trusts

Our team of specialist lawyers is at the forefront of New Zealand Trust law, with expertise and capability across a broad spectrum of Trust issues.

Protect, manage, and pass on. We make sure that these key principles of Trust structures are put in place at any scale, from high exposure farming and property ventures, through to families and businesses. We deal with issues such as succession planning, relationship property, business and asset protection, and charitable trusts. Our holistic approach means we are able to offer an end to end service, beginning with initial advice and structuring, then adding value by working hand in hand with clients by planning and regularly adapting to change over time.

Like every venture, business, or family, every Trust is unique, and we understand the importance of building a relationship with our clients and structuring Trusts in accordance with their specific requirements and needs. Our commitment to our clients is reflected in our ongoing relationships that we build, and our long history of acting for families over several generations helping to manage their wealth. Our lawyers can also add integrity, impartiality and balance to Trusts, by acting as independent trustees.

We are as comfortable in Trust structuring and management as we are when more direct action is required.  This may be due to family conflict, a change in circumstances or the need for clarity around rights and obligations. Our expertise in litigation and dispute resolution is comprehensive, and our team has been involved in many significant trust cases where we have reached excellent outcomes.  

With this in mind, we pride ourselves on our ability to foresee issues during the setup phase, and also build in flexibility for future adaptation at minimal cost.