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We know there's lots of questions regarding wills, so we've provided some information to get you on the right track. Call us today to discuss your personal legal needs.


We give you the benefit of years of experience. We advise you on fencing problems, easements, sub-division and covenants effecting the title and zoning issues.

Trust Deeds

Prepared quickly and professionally. Family Trusts, Unit Trusts and Hybrid Trusts. We also prepare Charitable Trusts for churches, educational and historical foundations.


Why do I need a Will?

If you have any assets, then you need a will. This is the way to direct how they are distributed. You don’t need to list all of your assets, and it is unwise as you may not have them before you die. Furthermore, an executor is the person who ensures that the directions in your will are carried out. Ideally he/she should be a spouse, child or close relative–someone you trust. People sometimes appoint solicitors or trustee companies if disputes are likely to arise. You will need to update your will, especially if the following applies to you:

  • If you divorce or remarry
  • If anyone named in the will dies
  • If you change your mind about a gift
  • If you change your mind about a guardian
  • If you have a business, company or trust or special assets which require business law and tax considerations in your will.
  • If a special trust needs to be set up for protection of a gift against gambling, divorce, creditors.

Power of Attorney

Why do I need a power of attorney?

Your will is only effective when you die. Who can sign legal documents for you if you become incapacitated, mentally ill or even if you are just overseas?

You need a Power of Attorney which is a document appointing someone as your signatory. You should appoint someone you can trust absolutely such as a spouse or child because he or she will have full power to deal with your assets.

You can write your own, however if you lose your mental capacity the form will be valid only if you had it explained and witnessed by a lawyer.

If you are unsure, please telephone one of our solicitors at no fee.


Why use a solicitor?

When you come to see us we do not do just simple conveyancing. We give you the benefit of years of experience of knowing what to look out for when there is a possibility of a costly court case. We advise you on fencing problems, easements, sub-division, covenants effecting the title and zoning issues.

Trust Deeds

Prepared professionally and efficiently

Family Discretionary Trusts

The trustee can be a company or natural person. In our precedents beneficiaries are defined widely to include companies and trusts in which the ‘principal’ is a director or shareholder. The trustee can be a beneficiary. Includes sample minutes.

Unit Trusts

The trustee can be a company or natural person. So that the deed can be established quickly, the deed provides for one initial unit-holder. Includes sample minutes and register of unit-holders for assistance of accountants. Additional units are easily issued.

Hybrid Trusts

This is two discretionary trusts in one. Requires equal division between two ‘principals’ or families, with the discretionary aspect applying within those families.

Notes About Trusts. Stamp duty: $200.00 if the trust has no assets ($2 for copies). Accountants should make sure that any transfer of assets to the trust occurs after the day of formation of the trust. Litigation and Trusts: disputes sometimes arise between unit-holders, partners, joint venturers, co-trustees. Accountants should feel free to telephone Peter Evans if they have any enquiries in this regard. Taxation of Trusts: we do not give tax advice unless specially briefed by an accountant. Other Trusts: we also accept instructions to prepare charitable trusts for churches, educational and historical foundations, also fixed trusts for nominees to hold land or shares in trust for another person. Please telephone for a quote.

Who Else Uses Us?

The government sector, publicly listed companies, banks, building societies, church institutions, large and small business enterprises.

  • Statutory interpretation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment and Consultancy Agreements
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Development and Building Contracts
  • Criminal Law

  • Financing arrangements
  • Corporate structures
  • Sale and purchases of businesses and companies
  • Confidentiality, copyright licence and distribution agreements
  • Environmental and local government law
  • Family law – divorce, custody and property settlements
  • Wills, probate and estates
  • Conveyancing – torrens title and old system land

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