Brent has a wealth of experience in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Having successes in all courts.
In recognition of Brent’s knowledge of insolvency law, Brent is a contributor to Heath and Whale on Insolvency for LexisNexis. Heath and Whale on Insolvency is the leading insolvency text and is often referred to by Judges and Counsel in New Zealand.
Brent has also authored the Insolvency Precedents for Thomson Reuters. These precedents may be utilised by other New Zealand professionals such as other lawyers, insolvency practitioners and accountants. They are also available to Universities and students.
Brent is a committed and pragmatic negotiator having completed the Program on Negotiation from Harvard University, USA. Through this qualification Brent studied not just the fundamentals of negotiation but the ability to create and claim value, best practices for difficult situations, dealing effectively with emotions and relationships, negotiating across cultures and multi-party negotiations and organisational challenges.
Brent is passionate about negotiating favourable outcomes for his clients and able to implement this in his daily negotiations.
Brent is currently in the process of authoring other works that will be published in due course.
Brent practices what he authors and provides expert and strategic advice to his clients. Brent has acted as counsel in court in regard to various proceedings, including pursuit of directors for breaches of duties, transactions that defraud creditors, transactions at undervalue, voidable transactions, overdrawn current accounts, enforcement of obligations to provide documents or attend liquidator interviews, review of liquidators’ decisions, setting aside related party resolutions, applications for court directions, pooling of related companies, surrender of securities, confirming validity of liquidators’ appointment, vesting property and miscellaneous debt recovery.
Brent has also obtained freezing orders to preserve property pending the outcome of litigation.
In addition to the above, Brent has acted as Counsel in a range of enforcement actions including liquidating companies, bankrupting individuals, and obtaining orders for arrest, attachment, charging and sale.
Despite having a keen interest in litigation, Brent’s primary focus is on commercial settlement, where possible.
Brent is committed to success! Success for our clients but also for himself and his team at Norling Law. This is recognised in various accolades and awards.