Civil litigation lawyer in Auckland, New Zealand
Brent has a wealth of experience in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Having successes in all courts.
Call Brent: +64 21 744 247
Offices: Unit 3, 100 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 21 744 247
Post: PO Box 303113, North Harbour, Auckland 0751, New Zealand
In recognition of Brent’s knowledge of insolvency law, Brent is an author of Heath and Whale on Insolvency for LexisNexis. Heath and Whale on Insolvency is the leading insolvency text and is often referred to by Judges and Counsel in New Zealand.
Brent has also authored the Insolvency Precedents for Thomson Reuters. These precedents may be utilised by other New Zealand professionals such as other lawyers, insolvency practitioners and accountants. They are also available to Universities and students.
Brent is currently in the process of authoring other works that will be published in due course.
Brent practices what he authors and provides expert and strategic advice to his clients. Brent has acted as counsel in court in regard to various proceedings, including pursuit of directors for breaches of duties, transactions that defraud creditors, transactions at undervalue, voidable transactions, overdrawn current accounts, enforcement of obligations to provide documents or attend liquidator interviews, review of liquidators’ decisions, setting aside related party resolutions, applications for court directions, pooling of related companies, surrender of securities, confirming validity of liquidators’ appointment, vesting property and miscellaneous debt recovery.
Brent has also obtained freezing orders to preserve property pending the outcome of litigation.
In addition to the above, Brent has acted as Counsel in a range of enforcement actions including liquidating companies, bankrupting individuals, and obtaining orders for arrest, attachment, charging and sale.
Despite having a keen interest in litigation, Brent’s primary focus is on commercial settlement, where possible.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Brent has personally been a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards for Young In-house Lawyer of the year. In 2015, Brent was also a finalist for the CLANZ Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year.
In 2017, Brent lead Norling Law to be a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm category.
Brent writes regular articles for various legal magazines, reproduced here.