Trust Series 2021 – Do we still need trusts? - 24 March 2021 (On Demand)


Trusts have been used for centuries and can be a very effective mechanism to ensure long-term intergenerational asset protection. However, when settled for improper purposes or managed without due care and consideration, the consequences can be significantly different to what might have been intended.

The specter of the Trusts Act 2019 coming into full force and effect has lead to a winding up spree and the question as to whether we still need trusts.

This webinar, which will conclude with a question and answer section, will ask the question do we need trusts? and answer it by reference to the reasons trusts are settled and an evaluation as to the validity of the various motivators.

Topics covered will include:

  • The alternatives to a trust
  • Economic and societal considerations
  • The reasons for settling a trust
  • The interface between relationship property and trusts
  • Commercial considerations
  • The fallacy of the magic umbrella

Trust law is a dynamic and changing landscape – and perhaps never more so than now. This webinar canvasses the fundamental elements of advice regarding the establishment or continuation of a trust by refence to different fact patterns.


24 March 2021


Attendees will learn:

  • The fundamentals of contemporary trust law in the context of the creation of a trust
  • How to advise clients about trusts
  • Critical aspects of the creation of a trust
  • Key considerations when advising on a trust wind up


This webinar is targeted at all practitioners at all levels but will be of particular interest to practitioners who advise on settling or winding up trusts.


Vicki Ammundsen, Director, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law Limited

1.25 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $195.00 excl. GST

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