n Without Prejudice - On status symbols & cultural similarities ... : financial law

Volume 11, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



It is said that there are many similarities between South Africa and New Zealand. Obvious similarities such as an historical association as former British colonies, shared geographic location in the Southern hemisphere, comparable climates, cultural similarities (in particular an unparalleled love of rugby), come to mind. But can a similarity in "trust cultures" be added to this list? Especially when the New Zealand's trust culture has recently been described as "" and New Zealanders as "." This description was recorded in the Issues Papers of the New Zealand Law Commission which, at the end of last year, embarked upon a systematic review of its law of trusts. Four Issues Papers have been released.

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