Greg Blanchard QC

Profile

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator with the skill and experience needed to successfully resolve almost any business dispute.  He is well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, and appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts.

Curious in nature, Greg is always up for a new challenge.  He uses a combination of acumen, practicality, and level-headedness to systematically and expertly resolve disputes concerning:

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

Before joining the independent bar in 2008 Greg was a litigation partner of the firm Kensington Swan.


Profile

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator with the skill and experience needed to successfully resolve almost any business dispute.  He is well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, and appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts.

Curious in nature, Greg is always up for a new challenge.  He uses a combination of acumen, practicality, and level-headedness to systematically and expertly resolve disputes concerning:

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

Before joining the independent bar in 2008 Greg was a litigation partner of the firm Kensington Swan.


Profile

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator with the skill and experience needed to successfully resolve almost any business dispute.  He is well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, and appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts.

Curious in nature, Greg is always up for a new challenge.  He uses a combination of acumen, practicality, and level-headedness to systematically and expertly resolve disputes concerning:

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

Before joining the independent bar in 2008 Greg was a litigation partner of the firm Kensington Swan.


Additional information

Case History
Documents
Publications and Seminars

“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