11 December 2020: "Can Memoranda of Wishes invalidate a Trust?" LawNews

27 November 2020: "Challenges to Wills: the unpreditability of litigation" LawNews

20 November 2020: "Why the use of Trusts has declined in the UK" LawNews

13 November 2020: "Can trustees withhold a Memorandum of Wishes?" LawNews

30 October 2020: "How to break the deadlock between warring trustees" LawNews

9 October 2020: "Australia's trust assets more valuable than its GDP" LawNews

28 August 2020: "Webb v Webb: bundle-of-rights case undoes trusts" LawNews

31 July 2020: "What does testamentary capacity mean for Wills?" LawNews

17 July 2020: "Trust Act brings maturity to the market" LawNews

19 June 2020: "Worthless indemnity clauses: another trustee hurdle" LawNews

5 June 2020: "Punishing trustees for their discretionary decisions" LawNews

15 May 2020: "Is your trustee exemption clause invalid" LawNews

24 April 2020: "Who'd be a trustee when the new Act kicks in" LawNews

14 April 2020: "Must trustees disclose reasons for their decisions" LawNews

6 March 2020: "England's solution: how civil justice could be cheaper" LawNews

7 February 2020: "Trusts and Equity: some recent developments" LawNews

6 December 2019: "How trustees should deal with letters of wishes" Law News

8 November 2019: "Disclosures to beneficiaries: the fine print" LawNews

11 October 2019: "Dealing with beneficiaries under the Trusts Act" LawNews

13 September 2019: "Complying with disclosure under new Trusts Act" LawNews

9 August 2019: "A new constraint on testamentary freedom" LawNews

12 July 2019: "A demented person makes a valid Will: Part 2." LawNews

14 June 2019: "A demented person makes a valid Will." LawNews

24 May 2019: "Testamentary capacity: a new risk for lawyers." LawNews

17 May 2019: Trustees should fear judicial 'caprice' and 'uncertainty' LawNews

18 April 2019: "Access to the law should not be as hard as this." LawNews

5 April 2019: "Should non-beneficiaries get occupation orders?" LawNews

22 March 2019: "The debate continues: unlawful corporate trustees". LawNews

22 February 2019: "When is it unlawful to have a corporate trustee?" Law News

30 November 2018: "Changes are on the way for trusts..." Law News

2 November 2018: "Prospective Costs Orders in estate litigation." Law News

5 October 2018: "The Courts intolerance with toxic trusteeships." Law News

7 September 2018: "Extracting reasons from trustees for their decisions." Law News

10 August 2018: "Withholding Trust information from beneficiaries." Law News

13 July 2018: "A new problem for executors and a new risk for trusts." Law News

15 June 2018: "Information that trustees must give beneficiaries, and some reflections on the need for a specialist judiciary." Law News

18 May 2018: "A new significance for Memoranda of Wishes." Law News

20 April 2018: "Invalidating Wills which differ from previous Wills." Law News

16 February 2018: "Change your Will at your peril". Law News

1 December 2017: "Pugachev: a significant new trusts decision". Law News

3 November 2017: "November update on Trusts and Estates". Law News

6 October 2017: "Recent developments in trusts and estates". Law News

8 September 2017: "Unconscionable bargains". Law News

11 August 2017: "Film your elderly clients to reduce risks of litigation". Law News

14 July 2017: "Our muddied law of trusts: Part 2". Law News

16 June 2017: "The law of trusts muddied". Law News

19 May 2017: "Assessing testamentary capacity - an important new development". Law News

13 April 2017: "Does an enduring power of attorney authorise an attorney to act on a trustee's behalf?" Law News

17 March 2017: "When legal advice to trustees must be shown to beneficiaries". Law News

17 February 2017: "Can trusts that parents create for their children be intercepted by the children's spouses?" Law News

15 December 2016: "Changes to the law of trusts and what you might do about them". Law News

11 November 2016: "Constructive Trusts to reward housekeeping, Part 2". Law News

14 October 2016: "Constructive Trusts for domestic services". Law News

23 September 2016: "Effective control and sham Trusts". Law News

2 September 2016: "An important case on Constructive Trusts and settlor control". Law News

22 July 2016: "Clayton, The Supreme Court and the rule of law". Law News

24 June 2016: "The Constructive Trust heresy". Law News

27 May 2016: "The fate of Family Trusts following Clayton". Law News


Some Papers delivered at specialist conferences


Testamentary Capacity - The latest developments all Will drafters need to know - Legalwise Seminar 21 March 2018.

"Non-Trusts and Sham Trusts: The Pugachev case and its relevance to Trusts in New Zealand" - A Paper delivered at the 2018 Cradle to Grave Conference organised by the Auckland District Law Society.

Assessing testamentary capacity: to what extent has Loosley v Powell [2018] 2 NZLR 618 changed the Banks v Goodfellow formulation? Legalwise Seminar 6 September 2018.

"Pot Pourri" - A Paper delivered with Andrew Butler at the 2017 Bi-annual Trusts Conference organised by the New Zealand Law Society.

An address with a general update on the law of Trusts delivered to the Company Accountants Special Interests Group in Auckland on 19 July 2017.

"How to make sense of the latest confusion about Trusts" - A Paper delivered at the 2017 Cradle to Grave Conference organised by the Auckland District Law Society.

"Think very seriously before agreeing to be a Trustee" - A Paper delivered to the 2016 Cradle to Grave Conference organised by the Auckland District Law Society.

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