Mr John Bassett > Bell Gully > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Bell Gully
LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET
PO BOX 4199
AUCKLAND 1140
New Zealand

Work Department

Consultant in the Tax team

Position

Tax and Trusts, asset and estate planning

Career

John’s extensive taxation experience has included legal opinion work on many of the income tax and duty issues encountered by corporate taxpayers and negotiating the resolution of disputes with the Inland Revenue Department. John is a regular contributor to New Zealand taxation publications.

John was also law drafter for the Consultative Committee that oversaw the introduction of the imputation regime for the taxation of company distributions. John prepared the first draft when the initial provisions were subsequently revised in a plain English style.

In the personal asset planning area, John advises on wills, trusts and relationship property agreements. This extends to detailed familiarity with the law and practice surrounding charitable trusts.

Education

LLM, Victoria University of Wellington