Philip is an associate in the firm's Insolvency, Recoveries and Enforcement Group. He is a specialist banking, finance, and insolvency litigator with over 10 years experience acting for receivers, liquidators, banks, and other financial institutions. He regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Philip's expertise includes receiverships, liquidations, security enforcement, priority disputes, banking litigation and debt recovery. He has experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including residential and commercial property, dairy, construction and asset-based lending.
Successfully acted for a major New Zealand bank in proceedings involving alleged undue influence and the enforceability of the bank's guarantee, the banker-client relationship, and whether the bank had breached its statutory duties when selling the secured properties. (Westpac New Zealand Limited v Gardiner, Gardiner v Westpac New Zealand Limited.)
Advising the receivers of two South Island dairy farms.
Acting for a New Zealand based lender on the repossession and sale of a mixed fleet of construction machinery and luxury vehicles.
BA/LLB – University of Auckland
- Member of RITANZ