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Trusts Under Attack

Trusts Under Attack
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Trusts are a very common legal arrangement in New Zealand and can be a valuable tool to ensure that your clients are able to protect their assets. The landscape, however, is changing rapidly and trusts are now increasingly exposed to potential attack and the New Trusts Act 2019 is now in force adding to the complexity in this area. This seminar will take a practical approach in considering challenges to trusts and trust transactions and how to minimise the risk of having dispositions to a trust unwound following the settlor’s death.

This seminar will include:

  • Common challenges to the validity of trusts
  • Risks with transactions into trusts
  • Key points to protect transactions if a challenge arises
  • Tips for lawyers to ensure they are protected if claims arise.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will be able to:

  • Advise clients on possible challenges to their trusts.
  • Help clients to ensure their dispositions are protected.
  • Have confidence that your client's wishes will be respected.

Who should attend

All levels of experience in civil litigation, family, property, trusts & estates.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $145 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $195 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Live Web Stream 3 August
Auckland 3 August


CONDER Tim 2021 83x96 Tim Conder
Associate, Holland Beckett Law

Tim is an associate in the Holland Beckett litigation team with experience representing both trustees and beneficiaries in disputes. He appears regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and has also been involved in a number of high value trust mediations that have resolved without the need for court proceedings. In addition to his trust and estate work, Tim has experience in a range of commercial and property disputes.

FRAUNDORFER David 2021 83x96 David Fraundorfer
Partner, Holland Beckett Law

David is the head of Holland Beckett Law’s litigation team. He has extensive trial experience and regularly appears in Court (at all levels) as well as assisting clients with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

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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New Zealand