The guide contains comprehensive commentary, supported by full-text legislation and case law as well as practical examples to help you fully understand how the law is being applied in practice

Content coverage

Asset planning structures and implications

  • Tax planning business and funding structures
  • Partnerships
  • Companies
  • Trusts

Express trusts

  • Wills
  • Intestacy
  • Enduring powers of attorney

Trust Administration

  • Duties of trustees
  • Powers of trustees
  • Rights of trustees
  • Settlors' and beneficiaries' rights
  • Powers of the Court
  • Appointers and protectors
  • Sham trusts
  • Taxation of trusts


  • Understanding a family trust deed
  • Understanding a trading trust deed
  • Charitable trust deeds
  • Charitable trust board deeds

Insurance planning

  • Life insurance
  • Business life insurance


  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 Administration Act 1969
  • Administration Act 1969
  • Charities Act 2005
  • Domicile Act 1976
  • Property (Relationships) Act 1976
  • Trustee Act 1956
  • Trusts Act 2019
  • Wills Act 2007

New Zealand Trusts Reports

New Zealand Trusts Reports can be added as part of this subscription, providing a centralised database of reported and unreported trust cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Compiled by trust expert John Brown, each case includes a detailed headnote.
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