BA LLB(Hons) • Auckland
Lucy is an experienced commercial litigator with expertise in banking and insolvency litigation, commercial disputes, and enforcement of secured debt.
She advises clients on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency law and regularly appears in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Lucy’s experience includes acting for major trading banks, creditors, and insolvency practitioners, as well as local authorities, on a range of complex commercial disputes.
Lucy is an active member of the Restructuring Insolvency Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ) and Women in Restructuring and Insolvency (WIRI).
Acted for creditors and insolvency practitioners on various insolvency matters, including:
· acting for the receivers of ELE Group
· acting for a major creditor in the receivership of the Kurow-Duntroon Irrigation Company
· acting for the receivers of the Drymix Group
· acting for investors in the liquidation of Halifax investment platform
Acting for Auckland Council and Auckland Transport in successfully defending a $88 million claim brought by Westgate Town Centre Limited in relation to major town centre development.
Westgate Town Centre Ltd v Auckland Council  NZHC 1455
Acting for major trading banks on various disputes, including debt recovery, defence of customer claims and mediations (including farm debt mediations)
Hennah v Registrar of Companies  NZHC 1232; Hennah v Westpac Banking Corporation  NZHC 1526
Bank of New Zealand v Matsis  NZHC 1122
Appeared as sole counsel for liquidators in the High Court in relation to disputed voidable dispositions under the Companies Act.
Sprosen v NFL Foods Ltd  NZHC 2013
Bankruptcy / liquidation
Appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal as sole counsel for various defended liquidation and bankruptcy applications.
Zhang v Westpac New Zealand Ltd  NZCA 672
Nutra Foods 2011 Ltd (in liq) v Attitude Foods (2018) Ltd  NZHC 2013
Advised on numerous enforcement and recovery matters, including mortgagee sales and repossessions.
Acted for clients to obtain urgent freezing orders and trace funds in employee fraud cases.