Michael Robinson Barrister

General Background

Michael joined Shortland Chambers in March 2019.  He advises and represents clients involved in civil, commercial and regulatory disputes.  He has experience in most areas of law, with particular expertise in banking and financial services, insolvency, property, trusts, and company law.  Michael appears regularly as counsel in Court, and also enjoys helping clients resolve disputes in other ways.  He has assisted clients with regulatory and internal investigations and reviews.

Prior to joining Shortland Chambers Michael was a partner at Simpson Grierson for 12 years and a member of the firm’s board for 6 years.

Michael has a strong advisory practice alongside his litigation practice.  He is recognised as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the IFLR1000, Chambers and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 directories. 

Professional Activities

  • Member and Founding Director of Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ (RITANZ)
  • Member and past NZ Vice-President of the Australasian Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • New Zealand Law Society

Case History

Renie Gibson Family Trust & O’rs v Westpac Banking Corporation [2018] NZHC 974

Te Whanau O Hato Petera Trust v Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland [2018] NZHC 105

Silveroaks Group Limited & Anor v Westpac Banking Corporation CIV-2013-404-1099

Gilles Bakery Ltd v Gillespie & Anor [2013] NZCCLR 21 (HC); [2015] NZCA 93

Horton v McKillen [2015] NZHC 3134

Strategic Nominees Ltd (in rec) v BOS International (Australia) Ltd [2013] NZHC 904; [2013] NZCA 643

Black v ASB Bank Ltd [2012] NZCA 384

West v Quayside Trustee Ltd (in Rec & in Liq) [2012] NZCA 232; [2012] NZCCLR 16

SM v ASB [2012] NZCA 159; [2012] NZFLR 658

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Downey (2011) 21 PRNZ 28

Dorchester Finance Limited v Deloitte [2012] NZCA 226, (2012) 3 NZTR 22-012, [2012] NZCCLR 15

GE Custodians v Bartle & Anor [2010] NZSC 96, [2011] 2 NZLR 31

Dorchester Finance Limited v Christchurch Foodcourts & Soon High Court, Auckland, 3 September 2010, CIV-2005-404-6193

Westpac v Clarke [2009] 1 NZLR 201 (CA); [2010] 1 NZLR 82 (SC)

Burmeister v O’Brien [2008] 3 NZLR 277

Official Assignee re Armitage v Sanctuary Propvest Limited High Court, Auckland, 11 May 2009, CIV2009-404-0852

Dunphy v Sleepyhead Manufacturing Co Ltd (2006) 9 NZCLC 764,000 (HC); [2007] 3 NZLR 602 (CA)

Gibbons v Wholesale Distributors Limited [2008] 1 NZLR 277

Wong v Burt [2005] 1 NZLR 91

 

Michael Robinson

Contacts

Add to Shortlist

Qualifications

BA LLB(Hons)

University of Auckland

Year Admitted: 1995

Barrister Sole: 2019

Areas of Practice

Qualifications

BA LLB(Hons)

University of Auckland

Year Admitted: 1995

Barrister Sole: 2019

General Background

Michael joined Shortland Chambers in March 2019.  He advises and represents clients involved in civil, commercial and regulatory disputes.  He has experience in most areas of law, with particular expertise in banking and financial services, insolvency, property, trusts, and company law.  Michael appears regularly as counsel in Court, and also enjoys helping clients resolve disputes in other ways.  He has assisted clients with regulatory and internal investigations and reviews.

Prior to joining Shortland Chambers Michael was a partner at Simpson Grierson for 12 years and a member of the firm’s board for 6 years.

Michael has a strong advisory practice alongside his litigation practice.  He is recognised as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the IFLR1000, Chambers and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 directories. 

Professional Activities

  • Member and Founding Director of Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ (RITANZ)
  • Member and past NZ Vice-President of the Australasian Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • New Zealand Law Society

Case History

Renie Gibson Family Trust & O’rs v Westpac Banking Corporation [2018] NZHC 974

Te Whanau O Hato Petera Trust v Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland [2018] NZHC 105

Silveroaks Group Limited & Anor v Westpac Banking Corporation CIV-2013-404-1099

Gilles Bakery Ltd v Gillespie & Anor [2013] NZCCLR 21 (HC); [2015] NZCA 93

Horton v McKillen [2015] NZHC 3134

Strategic Nominees Ltd (in rec) v BOS International (Australia) Ltd [2013] NZHC 904; [2013] NZCA 643

Black v ASB Bank Ltd [2012] NZCA 384

West v Quayside Trustee Ltd (in Rec & in Liq) [2012] NZCA 232; [2012] NZCCLR 16

SM v ASB [2012] NZCA 159; [2012] NZFLR 658

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Downey (2011) 21 PRNZ 28

Dorchester Finance Limited v Deloitte [2012] NZCA 226, (2012) 3 NZTR 22-012, [2012] NZCCLR 15

GE Custodians v Bartle & Anor [2010] NZSC 96, [2011] 2 NZLR 31

Dorchester Finance Limited v Christchurch Foodcourts & Soon High Court, Auckland, 3 September 2010, CIV-2005-404-6193

Westpac v Clarke [2009] 1 NZLR 201 (CA); [2010] 1 NZLR 82 (SC)

Burmeister v O’Brien [2008] 3 NZLR 277

Official Assignee re Armitage v Sanctuary Propvest Limited High Court, Auckland, 11 May 2009, CIV2009-404-0852

Dunphy v Sleepyhead Manufacturing Co Ltd (2006) 9 NZCLC 764,000 (HC); [2007] 3 NZLR 602 (CA)

Gibbons v Wholesale Distributors Limited [2008] 1 NZLR 277

Wong v Burt [2005] 1 NZLR 91