General Background

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator. He has the skill and experience needed to successfully resolve every kind of business dispute.

He is expert in resolving disputes concerning:

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

Greg appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts. He is also well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

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

Selected Recent Cases

Professional Activities

Publications and Seminars

  1. “Restraint of Trade in Commercial and Employment Contexts” paper presented together with Maria Dew at Auckland District Law Society seminar (2015).
  2. “PPSA 10 Years On” paper presented at Auckland District Law Society seminar (2010).
  3. Trinity Beneath the Surface 1” paper presented at New Zealand Law Society Tax Conference (2009).
  4. “Insolvency in Practice: Litigation and Enforcement” interactive forum at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2009).
  5. “Pursuing Claims Against Directors in the New Regulatory Environment” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2007).
  6. “Personal Liability of Directors in Insolvency Situations” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Company Law Intensive (2007).
  7. “Dealing with IRD” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator Conference (2007).
  8. “Tax Disputes Process” paper presented at the International Fiscal Conference (2006).
  9. “Insolvency Case Law Update” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2006).
  10. “Voidable Transactions: Payments made by Receivers when Trading On” published in the New Zealand Law Journal (2006).
  11. Chaired Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator conference (2006).
  12. “The Case for a Simplified Tax Dispute Resolution Process” published in the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (2005).

Greg Blanchard QC

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Qualifications

BA LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1997

Admitted: 1996

Barrister Sole: 2008

Silk: 2017

 

Areas of Practice

Qualifications

BA LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1997

Admitted: 1996

Barrister Sole: 2008

Silk: 2017

 

General Background

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator. He has the skill and experience needed to successfully resolve every kind of business dispute.

He is expert in resolving disputes concerning:

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

Greg appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts. He is also well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

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

Selected Recent Cases

Professional Activities

Publications and Seminars

  1. “Restraint of Trade in Commercial and Employment Contexts” paper presented together with Maria Dew at Auckland District Law Society seminar (2015).
  2. “PPSA 10 Years On” paper presented at Auckland District Law Society seminar (2010).
  3. Trinity Beneath the Surface 1” paper presented at New Zealand Law Society Tax Conference (2009).
  4. “Insolvency in Practice: Litigation and Enforcement” interactive forum at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2009).
  5. “Pursuing Claims Against Directors in the New Regulatory Environment” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2007).
  6. “Personal Liability of Directors in Insolvency Situations” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Company Law Intensive (2007).
  7. “Dealing with IRD” paper presented at the Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator Conference (2007).
  8. “Tax Disputes Process” paper presented at the International Fiscal Conference (2006).
  9. “Insolvency Case Law Update” paper presented at the INSOL Lexis Nexis Corporate Recovery Conference (2006).
  10. “Voidable Transactions: Payments made by Receivers when Trading On” published in the New Zealand Law Journal (2006).
  11. Chaired Lexis Nexis Taxation Skills Accelerator conference (2006).
  12. “The Case for a Simplified Tax Dispute Resolution Process” published in the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (2005).