Philip Morris people


I have in excess of 20 years’ experience in the law and recognise the benefit of providing pragmatic, cost-effective solutions for clients with disputes.

I regularly represent clients in Court and also in alternative dispute resolution.

Before becoming a lawyer and joining Stace Hammond I had almost 20 years’ experience at the NZ Insolvency and Trustee Service, ten years of which was as a Deputy Assignee. I authored two chapters of the popular New Zealand insolvency text Heath & Whale on Insolvency.

I specialise in providing advice to:

  • Insolvency practitioners, company directors and shareholders regarding director duties, shareholder disputes, company liquidation, voluntary administration, receiverships, compromises with creditors and voidable transactions;
  • Debtors and creditors in insolvencies;
  • Debtors and creditors in debt recovery matters.

Practice Areas:

  • Insolvency
  • Debt Recovery
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Trust and Estates Disputes
  • Banking and Finance
  • Mediation
  • Courts and Tribunals

I am also an author of two chapters of “Heath and Whale on Insolvency”, published by LexisNexis.

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the New Zealand Credit Finance Institute (NZCFI)
  • Member of the Restructuring & Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ)


I am on a roster providing free legal advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau.