New Zealand Law Society - Trusts and Estates Law Committee

Trusts and Estates Law Committee

The Trusts and Estates Law Committee is one of the newest committees in the Wellington branch. It was formed in February 2015 and currently has a membership of approximately 25 practitioners.

The committee was set up to encourage and enable practitioners to meet, share knowledge and discuss work-related issues. The other aim is to review developments in the law, including proposed changes to legislation and to make submissions, where relevant.

Recent speakers have included John Earles, Registrar of the Wellington High Court, speaking on practical issues with probate administration and practice, and Vicki Ammundsen, a Trust law specialist, speaking on the Court of Appeal decision in Clayton v Clayton and its likely impact in the Trust law space.  Greg Kelly has also presented his paper on post probate issues.

Going forward the committee hopes to invite other guest speakers and it encourage lawyers to make contact if they would like to join the committee as a member, or share their knowledge with us and present at one of our meetings/CPD events.

If you would like more information or wish to join the Committee, please contact