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The Family Trust – a cast-iron shield or a leaky vessel?

The Court of Appeal's decision in Judd v Hawkes Bay Trustee Company Limited should make all trustees sit up and take notice.  The concept of a constructive trust being imposed on an express trust has gradually emerged as a novel…

Landmark decision brings UK inheritance law closer to NZ practice

Under the Family Protection Act, adult children are able to claim from their parent's Will if it makes inadequate provision for them.  The Court's attitude to claims by adult children has varied over the years but claims have never been…

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