Trust law is constantly evolving, the release of the New Zealand Law Society’s review of New Zealand trust law includes many recommendations.  If you are the trustee of a discretionary family trust, it is important you understand how these recommendations may affect the running of the trust you act for.
Samantha Curtis Lawyer newsbite2 We’re delighted to announce that Smith and Partners Associate, Samantha Curtis, has been selected to play for the White Ferns New Zealand Women’s cricket team for the World Twenty20 tournament to be played in Bangladesh.Samantha debuted with the White Ferns in February this year during their home tour against the West Indies Women.  The home tour started with three One Day Internationals, which the White Ferns won in a 3-0 series clean sweep.  They begin the first of five Twenty20 games against the West Indies Women on March 1.Later in March Samantha will head with the team to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20 tournament, and will play their opening match against Australia.We wish Samantha and the White Ferns team all the best, and look forward to following their upcoming matches.Samantha will be back in the office mid April.
Auckland Estate Litigation Lawyer Carolyn Ranson There comes a point when we all start looking at downsizing the family home.  You may wish to access some of the money tied up in the property, or simply want to change your lifestyle and move to a smaller, easier to maintain property.  Either way, it is important that...
Mimi-Lewellthumb.jpg There are several stages that need to be completed before property belonging to a deceased estate can be sold or transferred.  Estate administrator, Mimi Lewell outlines the process and what to consider in Selling residential property from a deceased estate
Law Scholarship admitting to the bar image Smith and Partners congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2013 round of the Smith and Partners Law Scholarships.  This year it was an even harder decision to choose our three scholarship recipients from 13 outstanding finalists from 10 West Auckland secondary schools.

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