We assist trustees and beneficiaries by providing advice on all aspects of trusts and estates.
This includes opinions on legal issues relating to trusts, the administration of trusts, the interpretation of trust deeds, the duties of trustees, and the rights of beneficiaries. We also advise on the application of the recently enacted Trusts Act 2019.
We also act in litigation where disputes arise between trustees and beneficiaries, between executors and beneficiaries, or between these parties and persons outside the trust (creditors, for example). This includes claims against trustees and executors at common law and under the Trustee Act 1956, Family Protection Act 1952, Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 and the Wills Act 2007.
We can act in relationship property disputes under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 following death or a de facto or marriage breakdown.
If you are seeking legal advice on trusts and estates, please contact us.