Morris presenting at NZLS Trusts Conference 2023

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Morris is presenting at the 2023 NZLS Trusts Conference later this month. The two-day biennial conference is held in both Auckland and Wellington and is one of the highlights in the trust law calendar. The conference brings together industry leaders and academics, who are presenting on a range of topical trust issues relating to this year's theme, "Trusts in the Spotlight".

Georgia Angus is presenting on the variation of charitable trusts. The trend towards centralisation and consolidation of charitable organisations has resulted in a number of applications to vary, or approve the variation of, charitable trust deeds. Georgia will consider applications for directions under the Trusts Act 2019 and for approval of schemes under Part 3 of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. The session will also cover the lessons that can be learned from recent cases.

Bethan Read is presenting on managing trustees' conflicts of interest, alongside Juliet Moses of TGT Legal. Family trusts frequently give rise to potential or actual conflicts of interest and management of them is at the core of fiduciary relationships. Despite this, there is surprising uncertainty about the law relating to conflicts of interest and how conflicts should be managed in practice, which this session will explore.

You can register for the conference here.