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Articles

Published 15th February 2017 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

In late 2013, the Law Commission completed a report recommending that a new Trusts Act replace the Trustee Act 1956. The public consultation phase began last December with the release of the exposure draft Bill. It is intended that the new legislation will be the primary source of trust law in New Zealand. We outline below some key proposals.

Published 15th February 2017 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Most owners want to ensure their business will continue after they have died. Often they want their family to be able to carry on the business. A common form of business in New Zealand is the family farm and this poses particular problems all of its own. Most people know that they need to have an up-to-date Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) to cope with any unexpected events. However, there is a lot more planning that you should do as well.

Published 15th February 2017 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

For many people a gift by Will from a relative or friend can be very significant – both personally and financially. The relative or friend wants to show you kindness but also usually wants the gift to be of real benefit to you personally. The gift is not intended to benefit other parties such as creditors, the Official Assignee or a de facto partner, however, unless it’s protected, that can be the unintended outcome.

Published 23rd September 2016 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

A frustration for trustees

Published 23rd September 2016 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Trustees need to be cautious

Published 23rd September 2016 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Foreign trusts have been in the news recently. The government has now introduced legislation to tighten up the rules. But what are foreign trusts and is this important to you?

Published 19th February 2016 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

How you can help avoid a claim on your own estate

Published 19th February 2016 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Who pays for your funeral?

Published 19th February 2016 by David Graham, DG Law

Could be the best option for you

Published 21st September 2015 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Will your charitable donations reach the right people?