Companies, Trusts and individuals can find their assets threatened by unexpected changes in circumstances. These changes often give rise to diverse and complex legal issues. Many of the problems normally encountered, however, can be circumvented or minimised through the use of trusts and other asset protection mechanisms if structured correctly. Hamertons Lawyers provides a comprehensive trust and asset protection and estate planning service for clients.
We advise on:
Formation and use of family trusts
Preparation of trust deeds
Estate planning and asset protection
Estate and trust administration
Formation and use of charitable and community trusts
The role and duties of executors and trustees
Resettlement of assets into modern trust structures
The use of trusts and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
Enduring powers of attorney
The restructuring and transfer of assets to trusts
Forgiveness of debt and gifting programmes
Independent trustee services
Government subsidies and other benefits.