PAST PAPER: Session 3: Commercial Law and Advocacy
Date: February 2017
Insolvency Law Update
Presented by Glen Ryan, Partner, White Fox & Jones Lawyers
Effective Evidence and Advocacy for all Lawyers
Presented by Malcolm Wallace, Barrister, Canterbury Chambers
Chair: Austin Forbes QC
Austin Forbes QC practises in the areas of commercial and general civil litigation. He is a former President of the New Zealand Law Society, the Canterbury District Law Society and chairman of the New Zealand Legal Association (Inc). He went to the Bar in 1990. He was appointed a QC in 1996 and awarded a CNZM in 1997. Prior to this he was the senior litigation partner in Duncan Cotterill, Christchurch. He has served on many committees, including the former Property Law and Equity Reform Committee and the NZLS's Civil Litigation and Tribunals Committee. He is a former board member of Justitia Mutual Association (Inc), which operates a lawyers' mutual professional indemnity insurance scheme. He co-presented NZLS seminars on Property and Real Estate Litigation in 1990 and Obtaining Pre-trial Information - mining at the coalface in 2005. He is currently the chair of the NZLS Rule of Law Committee. In his spare time he enjoys reading the High Court Rules.
Glen Ryan joined White Fox & Jones in 2013, becoming a partner in April 2014. Glen has worked for an international law firm in Sydney as well a national firm based in Christchurch. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2002. Glen is an experienced civil and commercial litigator who has appeared as counsel in a variety of Court jurisdictions, as well as regularly representing clients at mediations and settlement conferences. He has broad litigation experience, but has particular interest and expertise in contract and commercial disputes, insolvency, insurance, and property litigation. Outside of work Glen enjoys spending time with his family of four young children, as well as being a keen musician.
Hugh Lindo is a partner at Simpson Grierson in the firm's corporate and commercial department, based in our Christchurch office. He advises on all aspects of business law with special expertise in corporate governance, shareholder relations, finance and banking, capital raising, and off-shore trust structuring. Hugh advises a diverse range of clients including medium and large organisations as well as corporate and high net worth trusts and private clients. Hugh is a member of the Institute of Directors and is currently Vice-President of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce and holds a number of other Board appointments.
After graduating from Canterbury with an LLB in 1987 Malcolm began work in Wellington, before returning to Christchurch. A former partner of Helmore Macdonald and Stanley, Malcolm gained wide experience in all aspects of private practice. He then joined the litigation team of Wynn Williams & Co in 2000. Malcolm left that partnership in 2004 to practice as an attorney in the Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, before joining the Independent Bar in 2006. Malcolm joined Canterbury Chambers in March 2014. Malcolm has a wide range of experience in commercial and property litigation, insolvency, and resource management. He also has a particular interest in trust litigation, including challenges to wills and the validity of trusts and the actions of trustees. Malcolm is the author of the Variation and Resettlement of Trusts chapter of the 2nd edition of Equity and Trusts in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters). A strong believer in the place of alternative methods of resolving disputes, Malcolm became a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ in 2012, and is developing his arbitration/mediation practice. Malcolm was a Council member of the NZ Bar Association from 2010 to 2015, and was Secretary, Treasurer and South Island Vice-President.
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