Family trusts can be an effective tool for protecting assets but what happens when the relationship breaks down and a couple separates? This presentation will examine key case law developments concerning claims against trusts in circumstances where the relationship and family unit has broken down. It will consider strategies to protect trusts already in existence, as well as trusts yet to be formed, and briefly discuss the latest law reform proposals in relation to relationship property and trusts.
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All family lawyers and lawyers advising on trusts.
A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.
|Live Web Stream||25 September|
Barrister, Canterbury Chambers, Christchurch
Stephanie has practiced as a lawyer since 1989. Before joining the independent bar in November 2011, she worked for larger Christchurch firms. Her practice is almost exclusively in resolution of relationship property disputes involving high value assets, complex asset ownership structures and estate claims. Stephanie is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section advisory panel making submissions on law reform. She has presented seminars for the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.
|Dr Rhonda Powell
Barrister, Athene Trust Law, Christchurch
Rhonda is a Christchurch barrister with a specialist practice in the law of trusts. She primarily works on a consultancy basis for law firms and other barristers in the areas of trusts, estates and increasingly, relationship property law. Rhonda has worked for law firms in London, Melbourne and New Zealand, advising wealthy individuals and families about issues of trusts, succession planning and asset protection. She is an Associate of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners and a member of the New Zealand Law Society Canterbury-Westland Branch Trusts Committee for the 2019/2021 period. Prior to commencing practice as a barrister, Rhonda was a Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Canterbury. She has over 20 academic publications, including a sole authored book and an edited collection of “feminist judgments”.
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