Ticket In Person
$500.00 (excl GST) Members
$610.00 (excl GST) Non members

About the Event

This page is for Cradle to Grave™ Conference 2022 (In Person). If you are wanting Cradle to Grave™ Conference 2022 (Live Stream) please click here.

For those lawyers working at the interface between trust, property and family law, our annual Cradle to Grave Conference is back again in 2022.

With a great range of pertinent and interesting topics presented by leading lawyers, it promises to be another outstanding event.

View the full conference brochure here.


  • Can you Structure a Trust that Permits Settlor Control?
    Anthony Grant, Barrister, Paladin Chambers

  • Enter a Relationship at your Own Risk! The vulnerability of trusts to claims on separation, dissolution and death
    Nicola Peart
    , Professor Emerit

  • Foxes Guarding Chickens?
    A contemporary consideration of the no-conflict rule in family trusts
    Vicki Ammundsen
    , Director, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law Limited

  • Memoranda of Wishes – Optional Extra or Essential Document?
    Luke Dixon
    , Associate, Patterson Hopkins

  • An Analysis of the Nature, Duties, and Powers of Third-party Power Holders under Trusts
    Henry Brandts-Giesen
    , Partner, Dentons Kensington Swan
    Jeremy Bell-Connell
    , Senior Associate, Dentons Kensington Swan

  • Exceptions to Equal Sharing
    Brian Carter
    , Barrister, Bastion Chambers

  • Ignore the Will at your Peril − will-drafting post Trusts Act 2019
    Chris Kelly
    , Teaching Fellow, Victoria University Wellington
    Greg Kelly, Principal, Greg Kelly Law Limited

  • Demystifying Digital Assets
    James Cochrane
    , Partner, Stace Hammond
    Kesia Denhardt
    , Partner, Stace Hammond

  • Dishonest Assistance and Other Risks for Lawyers who Restructure Trusts
    Jeff Kenny
    , Partner, Saunders Robinson Brown
    Katrina Wood
    , Senior Associate, Saunders Robinson Brown

  • Residential Property Owners will Pay a Lot More Tax! Understand the bright-line test and interest limitation rules
    Denham Martin
    , Lawyer, Denham Martin Tax Law

Materials: Please note that hard copies of the materials will not be provided this year. Instead, these will be emailed to all registrants on Tuesday 3 May to provide time before the conference to read and print if desired.

Cancellation Policy: Registrations can be cancelled up to 5 working days before the date of the conference upon which a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. No refunds will be made after that time, however, you may send someone else in your place.

Covid-19 Policy: Due to Covid-19, Government measures may be implemented at short notice which might impact the delivery of the In Person option. Information about the Government's Covid-19 Protection Framework can be found here.

If the conference cannot proceed in person, ADLS will run the conference via livestream only and convert all registrations accordingly.

When and Where

  • 8:45 AM - 5:05 PM, 05 May 22
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  • Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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