Understanding the advantages and pitfalls of different types of trusts can be difficult. There are many issues to consider in the ever-changing realm of trust law and the implications for taxation, business structuring and asset protection and succession planning.

Harwood Andrews is recognised as a leader in this field of law, and work closely with you to identify strategies to allow you to receive maximum benefit from trusts, and at the same time ensuring you are meeting your taxation and legal obligations.

Our service includes the preparation and updating of trust deeds, tailored to your individual needs

Our expertise on trust law includes:

  • Choice of appropriate trust structure, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with trusts

  • Preparation of trust deeds

  • Variation of trust deeds

  • Asset protection

  • Business succession

  • Business structuring

  • Income tax

  • Capital gains tax

  • Personal succession planning

  • Rights of beneficiaries and interest holders

  • Obligations of trustees

  • Non-Foreign Trusts

Trusts disputes and enforcement

Our dispute resolution team has experience in acting both for trustees and beneficiaries in a range of trusts disputes, including:

  • Removal, appointment and remuneration of trustees

  • Breach of trust and trust mismanagement

  • Distributions

  • Enforcing payment of distributions