Conferences & Seminars

Details of papers presented by Greg, Chris, Kimberly and Colette at conferences and seminars in the last five years.

 

2019

NZLS CPD Top-Up Day ~ February 2019

  • Colette presented Annette Gray’s paper on Family Law: current issues with wills and trusts.

NZ Law Conference ~ March 2019

  • Greg and Kimberly presented on recent topical trust law issues.

NZLS Estate Challenges Webinar ~ March 2019

  • Kimberly co-presented this webinar on the topic of how to challenge a will on the basis that a will-maker lacked testamentary capacity or was subject to undue influence.

NZLS Charities Law Conference ~ April 2019

  • Chris will take part in a panel discussion on governance of charitable entitles.

ADLS Cradle to Grave Conference ~ May 2019

  • Greg and Chris will present a paper on the Trusts Bill and proposed changes to trust legislation.

NZLS Trust Conference ~ June 2019

  • Greg will chair the conference.
  • Kimberly will co-present a paper on testamentary capacity and Colette will speak to that paper at the second session in Auckland.
  • Chris will co-present a paper on the drafting of trust deeds in the light of the proposed changes to trust legislation.

NZ Law/NZICA combined offshore conference (Japan) ~ June 2019

  • Kimberly will present a seminar about estate planning for blended families.

NZLS/NZILE Legal Executives Conference ~ August 2019

  • Greg and Kimberly will present a paper addressing trust administration problems.

STEP Conference ~ August 2019

  • Greg will present a paper on trustees’ rights of indemnity.

NZLS Family Law Conference ~ November 2019

  • Greg will present a paper on Family Protection and Relationship Property claims on death.

 

2018

NZLS CPD Top-Up Day ~ February 2018

  • Colette presented a paper on the PRA and trusts.

NZLS Webinar: Varying Trust Deeds ~ May 2018

  • Greg and Kimberly presented this webinar on how to vary a trust deed using both express powers and other means.

Cradle to Grave Conference ~ May 2018

  • Greg and Chris presented a paper on blended families and inheritance issues.

Elder Law Conference ~ May 2018

  • Chris presented a paper on capacity, undue influence and unconscionable transactions, with reference to gifting to trusts, family members and others.

 

2017

STEP Seminar ~ February 2017

  • Greg presented a paper titled “Trusts Bill”.

ADLS Cradle to Grave Conference ~ May 2017

  • Greg presented a paper on the Trust Bill.

NZLS Trust Conference ~ June 2017

  • Greg and Kimberly presented a paper on varying trust deeds.
  • Chris presented two papers: one on drafting of trust deeds and one on charities.
  • Greg also chaired this conference.

NZLS Constructive Trusts Seminar ~ July 2017

  • Chris presented at a two-hour seminar on Constructive Trusts.

NZLS Legal Executives Conference ~ August 2017

  • Colette presented a paper titled “The PRA post Clayton – where to now?”

NZLS Webinar: Gifting Update ~ November 2017

  • Greg and Chris presented this webinar entitled “Gifting Update – giving it all away”.

 

2016

NZLS CPD Top-Up Day ~ February 2016

  • Greg and Chris presented a paper titled “How much can you give and when”.

Legalwise “10 Points in one day” seminar ~ February 2016

  • Chris presented a paper titled “Recent developments in trusts”.

ADLS Cradle to Grave Conference ~ May 2016

  • Greg and Chris presented a paper on recent trust decisions.

NZLS Webinar: Gifting ~ May 2016

  • Greg and Chris presented this webinar entitled “Gifting – giving it all away”.

NZLS Elder Law Intensive ~ May 2016

  • Chris chaired this seminar.

NZLS Property Law Conference ~ June 2016

  • Greg presented a paper on proposed changes to trust law.

 

2015

NZLS CPD Top-Up Day ~ February 2015

  • Greg and Chris co-presented a paper titled “Estates and Wills”.

Legalwise “10 Points in one day” seminar ~ February 2015

  • Chris presented a paper titled “Trustees & Mental Incapacity : Avoid Messy Problems”

ADLS Cradle to Grave Conference ~ April 2015

  • Greg and Chris presented a paper on “Wills from start to finish”.

NZLS Trust Conference ~ June 2015

  • Greg chaired the conference and co-presented a paper on “drafting issues”.

NZLS/NZILE Legal Executive Conference ~ August 2015

  • Greg and Chris presented a paper on Will drafting, Will Validation and Family Protection Claims.