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Asset Protection Update 2024

Asset Protection Update 2024
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Asset planning and protection has become increasingly complex in a rapidly evolving landscape. Effective protection of your clients’ assets requires an understanding of the issues and risks they may face. This forum will provide an update of the latest developments and will include:

  • How to structure your clients’ assets to ensure protection
  • How structures can be vulnerable to attacks
  • Developments in the law pertaining to constructive trusts, including claims under the Criminal Proceeds Act
  • Options for protecting pre-relationship assets including s 21 agreements and the use of trusts
  • Common pitfalls
  • Key case law developments.

The panel of presenters look forward to sharing these latest developments with you and providing practical tips on asset planning and protection.

Programme outline

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  • Advising Clients on How To Protect Their Assets 
  • Options for Protecting Pre-Relationship Assets
  • Developments in the Law
  • Case Law Developments

Learning objectives

By attending this half-day forum you will:

  • Learn ways to best advise clients on how to structure their assets to ensure utmost protection.
  • Gain an understanding on how to best protect pre-relationship assets.
  • Be aware of potential complications relating to current law when protecting assets.
  • Practical tips and common pitfalls.

Who should attend

All practitioners in civil litigation, family, property, trusts and estates.


  • Stephanie Ambler, Tompkins Wake, Hamilton
  • Jennie Hawker, Haigh Lyon, Auckland
  • Mike Lennard, Stout Street Chambers, Wellington
  • Timothy Orr, Martelli McKegg, Auckland


  • 12.30pm - Registration
  • 1.00pm - Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm - Sessions end
  • Live Web Stream registration closes - 3pm Tuesday 27 February 2024


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)


  • $445 - Law Society members & associate members
  • $578 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

2+1 available for live web stream registrations - must be arranged at time of booking - find out more

  • $425 - Law Society members & associate members
  • $558 - Non-members

Download PDF Brochure & registration form

Auckland 28 February
Live Web Stream 28 February
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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