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


Matthew Peploe


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Mark Thomson


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4669


Geraldine Austin


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Sandra Braithwaite


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4664