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Trusts Conference 2019

Trusts Conference 2019
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From the Chair

Trusting our trusts

Trust lawyers and trustees face unprecedented changes:

  • The Justice Committee of Parliament has recommended that a new Trusts Bill be passed.
  • The Law Commission has proposed significant changes to the current “trust busting” provisions in family law.
  • The drafting of trust documents and changes to existing trusts will come under scrutiny.
  • The Family Court will have greater jurisdiction over trusts.
If you work in the areas of trusts, estates, property and relationship property, you will need to understand these changes. I invite you to join us at the 2019 trust conference to further your understanding and prepare for the important changes that lie ahead.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Chair: Greg Kelly

Programme outline

Download the conference brochure for a full outline of each session.
Day 1
  • Keynote speaker - A short history of trusts 
  • Introduction to the day
  • Trust Bill and PRA reforms - the future is almost here
  • The capacity factor
  • Testamentary capacity in practice
  • Attacks on trusts
  • Drafting trust deeds - part 1
Day 2
  • Court supervision of trusts - the principles and practice
  • Dodgy drafting, errant executors, terrible trustees and lax lawyers
  • Nightmare on trusts street - trustee costs
  • Variations, resettlements and winding up trusts
  • Resettlements - tax implications
  • Drafting trust deeds - part 2

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will:

  • Hear about the impending changes and what these could mean for trust lawyers.
  • Understand the implications of the impending changes in this area.
  • Gain some practical strategies to enable you to better serve your clients.


Day 1
  • 8.00am Registration
  • 8.30am Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm Sessions end
  • 5.00pm - 7.00pm Drinks and Canapes
Day 2
  • 8.35am Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm Sessions end 


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 21 May 2019
  • $1,285 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $1,365 - Non-members

Registration - after 21 May 2019

  • $1,335 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $1,415 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 21 May 2019
  • $1,205

Registration - after 21 May 2019
  • $1,255

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.
Wellington 17 - 18 June
Auckland 24 - 25 June
Live web stream 17 - 18 June
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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