Trust law

Trusts have become an important feature of life for many New Zealanders.  Family trusts provide a useful tool for protecting family assets against the unpredictability of life.  Charitable trusts have also grown in popularity over recent years as New Zealanders seek to provide benefits to their communities.

Whether you have a trust, are thinking about a trust or want to set up a charity, we can provide you with the specialist advice you need to ensure that you understand and comply with the law.  Our experts can provide you with advice about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of family trusts
  • How to administer your trust if you already have one
  • Transferring assets into or out of a trust
  • Making gifts to a trust
  • Establishing a charitable trust
  • Changing the trustees of a trust
  • Amending a trust 
  • Winding up a trust

 

Read our trust law articles


Experts in the field

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Matthew Peploe

Email: matthew.peploe@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 6671

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Mark Thomson

Email: mark.thomson@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4669

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Geraldine Austin

Email: geraldine.austin@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 2634

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Sandra Braithwaite

Email: sandra.braithwaite@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4664