STEP NZ CONFERENCES
2021 STEP Conference
THE FUTURE OF TRUST LAW IN NEW ZEALAND
DATE: Wednesday 29th September 2021
TIME: 9:00am to 5:00pm
VENUE: The Pullman Hotel, Corner Princes & Quadrant Street, Auckland
Conference followed by dinner and drinks, at the Northern Club
New Zealand is the number one country for express trusts per head of population, but with this comes downsides.
This conference addresses the vulnerabilities of Trustees, Beneficiaries and their Advisers ,and the ethical dilemmas confronting them. It also poses the question of whether trusts as we know and use them may, under the new Trustee Act, become obsolete. Come and listen to our distinguished speakers impart their knowledge on a variety of topics, as they pose questions about the future of Trust law in New Zealand. Information regarding Speakers and how to register will follow shortly.
2019 STEP Mini-Conference
BEING A TRUSTEE IN TODAY’S CLIMATE: THE TAX, THE RISKS, THE DANGER
This mini conference addresses how trustees and advisors navigate the 21st century complexities of dealing with the resentments and needs of beneﬁciaries; the ever changing tax and regulatory environment, whilst juggling the roles and responsibilities within a trust structure.
Suzanne Robertson – QC
Greg Kelly – Principal, Greg Kelly Law
Jared Ormsby – Barrister
Stephen Tomlinson – Principal, Tomlinson Law
2018 STEP Conference
TRUSTEES: Are You Properly Managing The Risks of Litigation and Compliance Penalties?
Trustees are under increasing risk of potential litigation from co-trustees, beneficiaries and interested parties, not to mention exposure to penalties for non-compliance with regulatory obligations under AML, CRS and FATCA.
Recent case law, tax/regulatory compliance developments and impending changes to legislation are enabling an expanded group of parties to question trustee decision making and penalise trustees for non-compliance.
This conference covered various common law and legislative changes putting trustees and practitioners at risk.
SELECTED SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
Mark Herbert QC, UK: A fond farewell to Rolls-Royce trust litigation?
Paul Heath QC, New Zealand: Trusts and Dispute Resolution
David Marks QC, Australia: Liquidators of Corporate Trustees – Australian Themes
Noel Ingram QC, TEP New Zealand: Seeking the Court’s Blessing in New Zealand: In re PV Trust Services Limited
Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law, University of Otago: When is a Trust a Trust? The Validity of Trusts and their Interface with Relationship Property Law
Jeremy Johnson TEP, Partner, Wynn Williams: Beddoes Applications in Trustee/Beneficiary Disputes – Process and Principles
Vicki Ammundsen, TEP Director, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law Ltd: How to decide - A critical assessment of the exercise of trustee discretion and matters for trustees to take into account when making decisions
Gary Hughes,Barrister: Update on AML
Terry Baucher TEP, Director, Baucher Consulting Ltd.: Accounting Issues for Cyber-Currency
Matthew Griffin, Blockchain NZ: Blockchain - what is it? And why would you want to own it?
Rebecca Rose, Senior Associate, Bell Gully: Trustees and dissatisfaction - what lessons can be learned from recent cases?
Jack Wass, Barrister, Stout Street Chambers: The multi-jurisdictional trap: drafting wills and trust documents to manage cross-border issues
2017 STEP Mini-Conference
The Onus is on Trustees: Sheltering from the Storm
Trustees are facing increased scrutiny from beneficiaries, with litigation becoming the choice of many persons unhappy with the decision making of the discretionary Trustee, or the will maker. This mini-conference looked at litigation arising from Trusts and Estates and the issues arising for Trustees and Advisors; estate planning in a global context, and updates on the Trust Bill.
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
The Honourable John Fogarty QC: Practitioners approach to trusts and the litigation that is now arising around trusts
Vanessa Bruton QC: Green lessons for practitioners
Bill Patterson, Partner, Patterson Hopkins: Trust Bill Update