#49 – When Trust Distributions Go Bad

In this podcast, the View Legal team explore the following topic ‘When Trust Distributions Go Bad’ which was held on 11 June 2020.

This podcast is a take out of that session. For access to more webinars and resources join one (or all) of the View Communities.

During this extract of the webinar, you will learn about Many specialist advisers have business plans that consist of one word – ‘trusts’.

The range of issues that can potentially undermine the intentions of a trustee when attempting to make trust distributions is almost limitless.

The time to be planning appropriate crafting distributions is before an impending 30 June.  This presentation will methodically address a number of common scenarios that see purported distributions fail, including:

  • understanding the way in which beneficiaries are defined;
  • clauses excluding the trustee as a beneficiary;
  • implications of non-resident beneficiary laws;
  • the remoteness of vesting rules, including with trust to trust distributions; and
  • adviser liability due to failed distributions.

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Related articles

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