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Trusts Act - are you ready?

Trusts Act - are you ready?
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The long-awaited Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 31 January 2021 with fundamental changes for practitioners working in this area including the information that must be provided to beneficiaries of family trusts.

Following on from a session at the Auckland CPD Top-Up Day on 13 February this year, this webinar will consider the practical aspects of the new legislation and the steps you need to take in order to be ready for 2021.

The Trusts Act will replace the Trustee Act and the Perpetuities Act and is intended to:

  • Make trust law more accessible, and
  • Clarify and simplify core trust principles and trustee’s essential obligations.

However, the flexibility of the common law will be preserved to allow continued evolution of trust law to reflect the place of trusts in society. An 18-month transition period applies to most of the provisions of the Trusts Act. The most significant change for most family trusts will likely be the legislated presumption that trustees will notify all beneficiaries of trusts with the introduction of clear rules about when trustees are required to provide information to beneficiaries so that beneficiaries can enforce their rights.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Be aware of the changes that are happening with the Trusts Act 2019.
  • Know what you need to do to be ready for 31 January 2021.

Who should attend

Family, Property, Trusts & Estates Practitioners.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - 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 posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Vicki Ammundsen, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 26 March
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Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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