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Mother and son

Hey v Hey relates to a mother and son in dispute regarding the mother removing her son as a trustee of the trust that the mother settled with her now deceased husband. The trust in question (the BMA & DCL Hey Family Trust (the Trust)) was settled by Brian and Dorothy Hey. The trustees were … Continue reading

Capacity vacuum

In the Matter of the Estate of Mabel Florence Murray the Court had to determine whether Mrs Murray had testamentary capacity when she executed a codicil and the earlier will. Evidence was given by Mrs Murray’s doctor, son and lawyer; all of whom were found to be credible. However, the view of the Court by … Continue reading

No notice of trust

Section 153 (set out below) of the Land Transfer Act 2017 provides that no notice can be given on the land title register that land is held on trust. 153       Trusts not to be entered on register (1)        Notice of a trust, whether express, implied, resulting, or constructive, must not be registered or noted on … Continue reading

Trust fundamentals 2021

Trusts are a common form of asset ownership. However, the rights and obligations associated with trusts, and even simple matters such as contracting with trusts are not always well understood. Vicki Ammundsen is presenting a webinar on Trust Fundamentals on 10 February 2021 at 10.30am. For more information see Trust Series 2021 – Trust Fundamentals.