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Getting trusts right: Lessons from the Federal Court paper


This paper covers:

  • the significance and importance of trusts
  • three important developments since 2007
  • erroneous views of what is a trust
  • the nature of a trust
  • statutory and other solecisms on what is a trust
  • the legislative framework for the taxation of trusts
  • trustee's powers of appointment
  • default provisions
  • distributions resolutions.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Jeffrey Spender
Hon Jeffrey Spender
The Hon. Justice Jeffrey Spender, QC, was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from May 1984 until his retirement in July 2010. In April 1985 he was appointed an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. In 1986 he was appointed a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in 1994 a judge of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and in 2001 a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Kingdom of Tonga. On his retirement he was the senior judge of the 44 judges holding Federal Court commissions, after Chief Justice Patrick Keane. Over the 26 years of service on the Federal Court, he was involved in many significant cases within the jurisdiction of the Federal Court, particularly in relation to taxation, bankruptcy, trade practices and intellectual property. Current at 13 July 2011 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Jeffrey SPENDER.

This was presented at 19th National Tax Intensive Retreat.

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Individual sessions

Exploring the trust deed - Why do we do what we do in drafting deeds?

Author(s):  AH (Tony) SLATER

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Getting trust right: Lessons from the Federal Court

Author(s):  Jeffrey SPENDER

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Trust mixed bag

Author(s):  Joanna MONAHAN

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Workshop 1 - Trust distributions

Author(s):  David MARSCHKE

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Workshop 2 - CGT small business concessions and trust audit issues

Author(s):  Mark NORTHEAST,  Chris WOOKEY

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