Trust Series 2019 - How to Review a Trust Deed


This very practical webinar will show you how to review and report on a trust deed.

This webinar, which will include the opportunity to ask questions, will walk you through the process of reviewing a trust deed by reference to a trust deed with the guidance of a supplied check list and a precedent reporting letter.

Topics covered will include:

  • Who is the settlor? Nominee settlor considerations
  • The impact of the Trusts Bill on current trusts in a review context
  • Confirming the trust period – what is the maximum available duration?
  • Who are the beneficiaries?
  • Nuptial settlement considerations
  • Excluded classes of beneficiaries – who does this include?
  • Reviewing powers of appointment
  • The scope of indemnity clauses
  • Self-benefit clauses – will these work as intended? The impact on unanimity requirements and decision making
  • How to review resettlement clauses
  • Correcting drafting errors – mistake – rectification - variation
  • Identifying what other documents need to be reviewed
  • Trust administration

Attendees who have specific trust clauses they want reviewed are invited to submit these before Wednesday 24th of April for consideration during the webinar. Please email these to


Attendees will learn:

  • How to review a trust deed
  • Considerations to take on board regarding the Trusts Bill and existing trusts
  • What the standard terms in trust deeds mean
  • How to establish whether a trust deed is fit for purpose
  • Options where a deed is not fit for purpose


This webinar is suitable for accounting and legal practitioners up to senior level who want to develop a better appreciation of the terms of trust deeds and what these mean in practical terms


Vicki Ammundsen, Director, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law Limited

1.25 CPD Hours

  • May 01
    Wed, 10:30 AM NZST - 11:45 AM NZST Online
    • $190.00 excl. GST

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