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Jennifer has broad experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, with specialist experience in insolvency, restructuring and finance.  She has been centrally involved in many of the largest and most complex corporate insolvencies in recent times.

Jennifer has 20 years’ experience with leading firms in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has significant experience in executing business and asset sales across a range of industry sectors, particularly in distressed situations.


Jennifer is recognised and recommended by leading legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Doyles, where her clients have said that she:

  • is “well regarded by peers and recognised for her experience advising financial organisations”

  • is“skilled with extensive experience across the restructuring, insolvency and financing markets", and is “commended by one source for being responsive, thorough and practical, and a good communicator”

  • “has assisted on a range of work spanning from receiverships and complex negotiations to securities advice and liquidation” 

  • “earns impressive praise from clients for being very proactive and someone who genuinely cares about the client relationship”

  • "cuts straight to the chase with very clear and pragmatic advice”


Areas of Expertise​​

Jennifer has acted for

  • The receivers of various finance companies including South Canterbury Finance Limited, Bridgecorp Finance Limited and Belgrave Finance Limited

  • A number of vendors and purchasers of manufacturing, service and retail businesses, particularly in the context of insolvent and distressed business transactions

  • The largest offshore creditor in the CBL Insurance liquidation

  • Various borrowers in relation to their financing and debt restructuring requirements

  • Various directors of insolvent companies in relation to claims made by liquidators

  • A big four accounting firm in the preparation of its national data retention policy

  • A large real estate agency in relation to its privacy and data policies

  • Various commercial clients, including a major medical products supplier in the context of a defective procurement process

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

  • Current Board Member of RITANZ, the main industry body for restructuring, insolvency and turnaround professionals in New Zealand

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 869 3949

Mobile: +64 21 810 530


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