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Why should you order trusts from DBA Lawyers?

Why should you order trusts from DBA Lawyers?While DBA is recognised as Australia’s leading SMSF law firm, it is also well known for it’s great depth of tax and trusts expertise.

DBA Lawyers offers an excellent discretionary trust deed that is easy to read, provides great flexibility and reflects the latest legislative changes. Also included is a detailed memo, trustee resolutions, covering letter and completion checklist. We are also able to take instructions and draft a specially tailored deeds to exclude foreign persons for duty and/or land tax purposes of different jurisdictions around Australia.

We also provide a unit trust that is well suited for use by SMSFs investing via this sort of trust, as well as various opther specialises trusts.

We can also advise on all aspects of trust law and have a range of trust experts and barristers we call on if the matter needs further input.

What’s in DBA’s discretionary trust package?

Below is a brief summary of the advantages of DBA Lawyers’ discretionary trust package:

  • We provide quality trust documents with the latest planning strategies (eg, streaming of income and power to allocate expenses to different categories of income).
  • We work at the coal face handling technical queries on a daily basis and drafting various related trust documents. We also provide ongoing technical support and assistance.
  • When instructed, we can prepare a trust deed to minimise the potential for surcharge duty and land tax in respect of real property by excluding certain ‘foreign persons’ and related definitions for each relevant jurisdiction.
  • Our documents are easy to read and easy administer and our lawyers we can tailor special changes to suit your particular requirements.
  • Our documents are regularly reviewed and revised as needed to be kept up to date.

DBA Lawyers is committed to providing quality documents and excellent service and our documents are prepared and signed-off by a lawyer. As a trust deed typically has a very long lifespan (up to 80+ years), so why settle for anything less.

To order a DBA discretionary trust, visit DBA’s website and order online at

We also offer a range of other trusts including unit trusts (that qualify as fixed trusts), bare trusts, and special trusts such as special disability trusts, child maintenance trusts, estate proceeds trusts and super proceeds trusts. For further information, please refer to

Some articles relating to our trusts are:

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This article is for general information only and should not be relied upon without first seeking advice from an appropriately qualified professional.

Note: DBA Lawyers hold SMSF CPD training throughout the year. For more details or to register, visit or call 03 9092 9400.

For more information regarding how DBA Lawyers can assist in your SMSF practice, visit

By Shaun Backhaus, Lawyer ([email protected]) and Daniel Butler, Director ([email protected]),  DBA Lawyers


27 November 2020

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