Mainzeal Supreme Court Judgement – Q & A with Philip Shackleton

Ahead of the Mainzeal Supreme Court Judgment: What you Need to Know webinar next week, Philip Shackleton, Partner at MC, joined us for an exclusive Q&A session to discuss the eagerly awaited Mainzeal decision, as well as the Supreme Court’s advice to directors and its implications for the future.


Phil Shackleton is a lead partner in MC’s Insolvency, Recoveries and Enforcement Group and one of New Zealand’s most innovative and experienced banking, finance and insolvency litigators. He and his team act for both debtors and creditors, including companies and directors facing recovery demands, private insolvency practitioners and the Official Assignee. For 18 years, Phil has had lead roles in some of New Zealand’s most important insolvency cases, including the precedent-setting Debut Homes litigation, the first time the Supreme Court considered the issue of director’s duties. Major clients have included businesses in the construction, hospitality and tourism, dairy, forestry, and residential and commercial property sectors. Phil’s particular expertise includes receiverships, liquidations, security enforcement, priority disputes, shareholder disputes, banking litigation and debt recovery.