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Advantages of Mediation vs Litigation
Mediation is a great way to resolve commercial disputes. There are some huge advantages to mediation. Here we discuss some of the significant advantages of mediation, how mediation typically unfolds and why some mediations go past [...]
The Burning and then Rise of Phoenix Companies
Here, Brent Norling, Director of Norling Law and Damien Grant, Director of Waterstone Insolvency discuss all things Phoenix Companies. Old companies are often burned and new companies often rise from the ashes with renewed youth [...]
Top-Tip for Business Owners Who want to Improve
Here is a #TopTip for business owners who want to improve their business. It is something that I have been doing for a while. It is important to do and to do regularly to keep the business moving forward. What is your top business tip?
Public Service Announcement to Debtors
So, I am in an absolute island paradise and I am reflecting on a common story I hear back home from our clients. This is a message to debtors. Debtors, if you do this, you are going to motivate your creditors to sue you. You are [...]
Expelling a Liquidator: The Two Opportunities
There are many reasons why you may want a liquidator to be removed. For example, if you are a creditor: You want an aggressive liquidator. They will look at the affairs of the company. They will investigate overdrawn current [...]
Obligations to Liquidators
Unfortunately, companies fail routinely. But what are the obligations of the individuals with knowledge of the affairs of the Company, or who have information of the company? Do lawyers who acted for the company need to hand over [...]
An Alternative Way to Resolve a Shareholder Dispute
Shareholder disputes can be toxic. It can result in: Creditors not being paid; Staff not being paid; Directors taking remuneration they are not entitled to; Transactions occurring without consent; Loss of key suppliers or [...]
Voidable Transactions: Lawyer and a Liquidator Perspective (Intro Video)
Damien Grant of Waterstone Insolvency and Brent Norling of Norling Law sat down to discuss a very controversial area of insolvency law, voidable transactions. It seems very unjust when a liquidator requires you to repay money you [...]
Voidable Transactions: Lawyer and a Liquidator Perspective
Damien Grant of Waterstone Insolvency and Brent Norling of Norling Law sat down to discuss a very controversial area of insolvency law, voidable transactions. It seems very unjust when a liquidator requires you to repay money you [...]
The Most Important Document In Litigation
We often see people taking a pro forma approach to drafting the most important document in litigation. The document that is the roadmap for the entire proceeding. The document that dictates what other steps are necessary in the [...]
Mainzeal: The Rise and Fall (Full Video)
Mainzeal was a large construction company in New Zealand. It was a large domino that caused many small dominos to fall in slow succession. Mainzeal was traded recklessly by its directors. Ultimately, the creditors were owed $110m [...]
Mainzeal: The Rise and Fall (Intro Video)
Mainzeal was a large construction company in New Zealand. It was a large domino that caused many small dominos to fall in slow succession. Mainzeal was traded recklessly by its directors. Ultimately, the creditors were owed $110m [...]
How to Recover Legal Costs
So how do you recover your legal costs from an opponent? Because lets be fair, no one wants to pay lawyers and when they do, they want to recover as much as possible. In this video we discuss the best strategies to position [...]
How Can a Liquidator Recovery Payment of Your Invoice and What Should You Do?
We often get asked under what circumstances can a liquidator recover legitimate payments of a creditors invoice. That is, when a creditor provides goods or services and then gets paid, then the liquidator seeks to claw back the [...]
Why Creditors Need A Litigious Liquidator
Liquidating your debtors doesn’t have to result in no recovery. It doesn’t have to be the end. There is a way to get paid. Here we discuss how to get paid out of a liquidation and what you should look for when choosing a [...]
The Reason Shareholders have Disputes
Here at Norling Law we resolve a high volume of commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes. Across these disputes we see a very common theme which is the root cause of these disputes. The good news is that you can take [...]
The Reason Your Contract is Unenforceable
Here at Norling Law we see a common situation occurring where people have great robust contracts that they have probably spent a bunch of money on to create but those contracts are not enforceable. They can’t be relied upon. Here I [...]
Best Way to set a Solid Foundation to Resolve a Commercial Dispute
Here we outline The Best Way to Set a Solid Foundation to Resolve a Commercial Dispute. Because let’s be fair, sometimes you need to ensure your foundation is SOLID before you build up from that. #Winning #Negotiation #NorlingLaw
No. 1 Reason Why Businesses Fail
What is the #1 Reason that Businesses Fail? Here I tell you what the #1 reason for business failure (Spoiler: Turnover is Overrated!).
No. 1 Way to Avoid Using A Litigation Lawyer
What is the #1 way to avoid using a Litigation Lawyer like me? If you follow this one tip you will be more likely to avoid disputes and therefore engaging a dispute resolution lawyer!
The Three Things Every Term of Trade Needs
Here are the three things every term of trade NEEDS when it comes to collecting your debts. We see too many people miss out because they do not have these three things incorporated into their terms. Having these three things will [...]
How to avoid Shareholder disputes?
In this video we analyze common problems with shareholding arrangements and some very simple strategies to avoid them which includes many of the discussions to have upfront to agree on the major issues. Who can appoint and remove [...]