Greg Blanchard QC

Profile

I have a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. I appear at all levels of the New Zealand courts and am well-versed in alterative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.  I am expert in resolving disputes concerning:

  • Contracts
  • Companies
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Financing
  • Trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Taxation
  • Shipping

I have a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and was admitted to practice law in 1996.  I worked at the firm that is now Dentons Kensington Swan from then until 1999 and from 2003 to 2008, the last four years as a partner, and at Baker McKenzie in London from 2000 to 2002. I joined the bar in 2008 and took silk in 2017.


Profile

I have a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. I appear at all levels of the New Zealand courts and am well-versed in alterative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.  I am expert in resolving disputes concerning:

  • Contracts
  • Companies
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Financing
  • Trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Taxation
  • Shipping

I have a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and was admitted to practice law in 1996.  I worked at the firm that is now Dentons Kensington Swan from then until 1999 and from 2003 to 2008, the last four years as a partner, and at Baker McKenzie in London from 2000 to 2002. I joined the bar in 2008 and took silk in 2017.


Profile

I have a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. I appear at all levels of the New Zealand courts and am well-versed in alterative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.  I am expert in resolving disputes concerning:

  • Contracts
  • Companies
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Financing
  • Trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Taxation
  • Shipping

I have a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and was admitted to practice law in 1996.  I worked at the firm that is now Dentons Kensington Swan from then until 1999 and from 2003 to 2008, the last four years as a partner, and at Baker McKenzie in London from 2000 to 2002. I joined the bar in 2008 and took silk in 2017.


Additional information

Case History

Here are some examples of cases that I have appeared in that show the breadth of my practice:

Documents

Here are some examples of cases that I have appeared in that show the breadth of my practice:

Publications and Seminars

"Estoppel in New Zealand: Where We're At" webinar presented together with Marcus Roberts for the Auckland District Law Society (2020)

“Shareholder’s Toolbox: Unlocking the Breakdown of Shareholder Relationships” paper presented together with Dean Alderton in Auckland District Law Society webinar (2017)

“Restraint of Trade in Commercial and Employment Contexts” paper presented together with Maria Dew QC in Auckland District Law Society webinar (2015)

“PPSA 10 Years On” paper presented at Auckland District Law Society seminar (2010)

Trinity Beneath the Surface 1” paper presented at New Zealand Law Society Tax Conference (2009)

“Insolvency in Practice: Litigation and Enforcement” interactive forum at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2009)

“Pursuing Claims Against Directors in the New Regulatory Environment” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2007)

“Personal Liability of Directors in Insolvency Situations” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Company Law Intensive (2007)

“Dealing with IRD” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator Conference (2007)

“Tax Disputes Process” paper presented at the International Fiscal Conference (2006)

“Insolvency Case Law Update” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2006)

“Voidable Transactions: Payments made by Receivers when Trading On” published in the New Zealand Law Journal (2006)

Chaired Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator conference (2006)

“The Case for a Simplified Tax Dispute Resolution Process” published in the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (2005)

Qualifications

BA LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1997

Admitted: 1996

Barrister Sole: 2008

Silk: 2017

Greg
Blanchard QC
gblanchard@shortlandchambers.co.nz
+64 21 463 408
+64 9 306 2778
+64 9 309 1119
Shortland Chambers