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Trust and Estate Law

We offer personal, cost-effective help with drafting wills and managing family estates.

​ We can advise you on:

  • Drafting wills
  • Estate administration
  • Obtaining probate
  • Letters of administration

Meet our Trust and Estate Law Experts

Mark Davies


Alex McIvor


Priya Takhar


Kathryn Horton


Read the latest trust law updates from our blog

A Family Affair

John Forlong lived a long and happy life, spending the last 35 years at his rural property in Pokuru. When he passed away, the Forlong / Te Brake family sought the help of Priya Takhar at Brent KellyRead more

Priya goes out of her way

It’s easy to see why Brent Kelly Law Associate Priya Takhar is popular with both her clients and team members. Well liked by everyone, she goes the extra mile to get the job done. In this profileRead more

Are we a Trustee of your Trust?

Is Brent Kelly Law a Trustee on your Trust? Some of our clients’ Trusts have a Brent Kelly Law team member listed as a Trustee. In light of these upcoming law changes, our policy on acting as aRead more

Trust Law is Changing

Are you a trustee of a trust? Are we a Trustee of your Trust? From 30 January 2021, New Zealand trust law is changing. There are key duties all trustees must be aware of. There are also some changes Read more

Why do I need a Memorandum of Wishes?

A Memorandum of Wishes (sometimes referred to as a Letter of Wishes) is a document in which the people who create a trust set out how they want the trust to be run during their lifetimes, and also whRead more

What happens when a trustee of a trust loses capacity?

The majority of New Zealand’s trust deeds require trustees to act unanimously when exercising their trustee discretions. There are good reasons for this; this, however, becomes impossible when oneRead more

What are the new trust law changes?

The laws governing Trusts in New Zealand are undergoing significant changes. The Bill will have a major impact on the way Trusts operate and are managed in New Zealand. A real concern for peopleRead more

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