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Harwood Andrews Lawyers is recognised by industry bodies as a national leader in the laws of trusts and their application.

Harwood Andrews Lawyers provides clients with expert advice on:

  • the different types of trusts and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each
  • the implications of asset protection
  • income tax, capital gains tax and succession planning

We evaluate legal and taxation considerations to advise clients on how they can derive maximum benefit from their structure, focusing on key issues of wealth preservation and management of taxation liabilities.

Our lawyers are absolutely committed to keeping pace with developments in trust law which is dynamic, fluid and fundamental to taxation and succession planning as well as business and asset protection.
As part of this commitment we prepare our own trust deeds, which are continually reviewed and updated to ensure they are at the forefront of trust law and then tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

Our pre-eminence in the area of trusts is such that since 2004 The Tax Institute has published a 300 page book written by Harwood Andrews Lawyers called the Trust Structures Guide. This widely read publication explains the nature and use of trusts in Australia.

The Trust Structures Guide is promoted by The Tax Institute as “the leading resource for anyone advising on trusts, structuring and planning issues”. While many at Harwood Andrews Lawyers contributed to the publication, it is primarily the work of Daniel Smedley, a Principal of the firm. Daniel is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Tax Law specialist.

The Trust Structures Guide is available in both print and online. According to The Tax Institute it “continues to be the ultimate resource for anyone advising on trust structures”. Click here to purchase Trust Structures Guide.

Trust Structures Guide Schedule of Fees

Variations to Trust Deeds - Schedule of Fees

Our Trusts Capability Statement

Linton Drever

Principal & Accredited Specialist in Family Law

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