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2020 STEP NZ


Please note that due to the current situation regarding Covid 19 we have had to postpone the 2020 Conference.The new date for the conference is 28 - 29 May 2021. Details will follow later in the year. 

TOPIC: The Future of Trust Law in New Zealand

DATES: Thursday, 30th April 2020, 8:00am to 5:30pm, followed by drinks & dinner at The Northern Club
Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:00am to 4:45pm
VENUE: Regatta AD, The Pullman Hotel, Corner Princes Street & Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland City 1143

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.

Conference Speakers: 
  • The Honorable Justice Kós
  • The Honourable Justice Martin Daubney AM
  • The Honourable Chris Finlayson QC, Bankside Chambers
  • Lady Chambers QC, Bankside Chambers
  • Professor Gino Dal Pont, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Kate Diesfield, AUT
  • Joanna Caen, Partner, Head of Private Wealth – China, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Jeremy Johnson, Partner, Wynn Williams
  • Philip Whitmore, Partner, KPM
  • Janna McGiugan, Barrister, Canterbury Chambers
  • Nathaniel Walker, Partner, Russell McVeagh
  • Jess Keating, Partner, Kennedys’ Law
Conference Registration Fees: 

STEP Member Rate –  $NZ 1000.00 +GST
CAANZ (TSIG) & ETPC Members – $NZ 1100.00 +GST

Non-Members  – $NZ 1200.00 +GST

Please note: social functions are included in the delegate rate.

Register Online Now or click here to download the brochure for additional program information and paper registration form.

For any other information, please contact Megan Llewellyn +64211895546 or via email:

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