Anna Cherkashina

Associate

Contact

Email Address: anna@norlinglaw.co.nz
Mobile Number: 021 821 822
DDI: (09) 216 8885

Membership

RITANZ (formerly INSOL NZ)
The New Zealand Law Society

Anna specialises in the area of commercial litigation and has appeared as Counsel in the District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Anna has a special interest in insolvency, debt recovery and security enforcement.  Anna advises and appears as Counsel for liquidators, receivers, administrators, company directors and shareholders, creditors and debtors on a range of issues, including:

  • Pursuit of director for breaches of duties.
  • Pursuit of directors of phoenix companies.
  • Voidable transactions, transactions undervalue and transactions that defraud creditors.
  • Litigation involving corporate trusts.
  • Disputes between company directors and shareholders.
  • Mortgages and personal property securities.
  • Overdrawn current accounts.
  • General contract law, contract interpretation and consumer law.
  • Miscellaneous debt recovery (some of which involves complex legal issues).
  • Injunctions.
  • Enforcement actions including liquidating companies, bankrupting individuals, prosecuting for contempt of court and obtaining orders for arrest, attachment, charging and sale.

Anna has a Bachelor of Law and is also in the process of completing her Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting).

In addition to English, Anna is fluent in Russian.

Anna also writes regular articles. You can view these at our Publications.

If Anna’s expertise can be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to Contact us for a no obligation discussion.

Recent and Notable Judgments

Below are a selection of cases where Anna has acted as Counsel in Court. This is not a full selection of cases and it should be noted that many cases do not reach a full trial or hearing. Rather, they settle. Those cases will not reflect in the below table.

High Court

Ranolf Company Limited (in Liq) v Bhana [2017] NZHC 1183 Successfully obtaining declaratory orders in favour of liquidator trustees and obtaining orders for sale of trust property to pay liquidators and creditors. View
Grant v Bhana [2016] NZHC 2755 Successfully obtaining orders that respondents be penalised for contempt of Court for failing to comply with Court orders. View
Grant v Bhana [2016] NZHC 2352 Successfully obtaining orders that respondents are in contempt of Court for failing to comply with Court orders. View
Schuler v Independent Livestock Agents Limited (in Liq) [2016] NZHC 1680 Successfully defending appeal to strike out proceedings. View
CHK Hospitality Ltd (in Liq) v Grewal [2016] NZHC 1143 Successfully striking out statement of defence. View
Debt Buyers Ltd v Adamson [2016] NZHC 932 Successfully establishing that the contract was validly assigned to the plaintiff and that the plaintiff’s cause of action was not statute barred. View
Andrews v Grant [2015] NZHC 2934 Successfully resisting a setting aside of judgment obtained and successfully interpreting an infrequently used provision of the High Court Rules. View
NZNet Internet Services Limited (in Liquidation) v Engini Limited [2015] NZHC 2713 Successful application appointing the same liquidators of the creditor company as interim liquidators of the debtor company. Interim liquidation order made on an urgent basis, 1 working day after filing application. View
Grant v Bhana [2015] NZHC 2596 Successful application obtaining orders that persons are in contempt of court and obtaining an order for arrest. View
Grant v Guo [2015] NZHC 2480 Successfully obtaining orders against director in breach of her duties to pay all debts of the company and costs and fees of liquidator. View
Debt Buyers Ltd v Hancox [2015] NZHC 2484 Successfully establishing that there was a valid acceleration of loan and that the plaintiff’s cause of action was not statute barred. View
Grant v Lotus Gardens Limited (in Liquidation) [2015] NZHC 2345 Successful application replacing liquidator to appoint liquidator elected by creditor. View
Grant v Brown [2015] NZHC 1846 Successfully obtaining orders against director in breach of his duties to pay all debts of the company and costs and fees of liquidator. View
Grant v McKenzie [2015] NZHC 1958 Testing voidable transaction regime in regard to suspicion of knowledge of insolvency. View
Grant v BB2 Holdings Ltd [2014] NZHC 2504 Testing voidable transaction regime in regard to payments made to secured creditor. View

District Court

Ranolf Company Limited (in Liq) v Bhana [2017] NZHC 1183 Successfully obtaining declaratory orders in favour of liquidator trustees and obtaining orders for sale of trust property to pay liquidators and creditors. View
Grant v Bhana [2016] NZHC 2755 Successfully obtaining orders that respondents be penalised for contempt of Court for failing to comply with Court orders. View