Trust-busting when a relationship ends: the new rule from the Supreme Court

In June 2023, the Supreme Court of New Zealand released a long-awaited decision in the case of Sutton v Bell.  Executive summary The effect of the decision in Sutton v Bell is that it has now become easier to bust assets out of a trust after a relationship ends.  The Court ruled that s44 of … Read more >

Succession: Planning for Life’s Season Finale

It is never too early to start planning for your retirement. Often, it is those who plan early and adapt overtime that reap the benefits in the long term.

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Can you trust a Trust?

The landscape for establishing and maintaining Trusts is starkly different compared to a few years ago. … Read more >