At the simplest level, trusts are a way to own property. However, as trusts essentially represent a tripartite arrangement between settlors, trustees, and beneficiaries, there is substantial scope for disagreement, misunderstanding and unanticipated consequences. We act in a large range of trust related matters ranging from advising on trusts, settling trusts, winding up trusts to multi­generational conflict. Our approach is practical but based on a thorough understanding of the law and the relevant legal principles.

Matters that we can assist with include:

  • Interpretation of trust deeds
  • Variation of trusts
  • Resettlements
  • Beneficiary rights
  • Trustee liability
  • Communication between trustees and beneficiaries
  • Residential Care Subsidies
  • Winding up
  • Provision of trustee services
  • Mediation, and
  • Trust litigation