Preserving Assets: A Litigator's Armoury for Interim Relief (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or your portable device

Preserving assets may mean the difference between a Pyrrhic victory and one for which the client will thank you. Litigators have several weapons to achieve this objective: an array of orders (eg search, freezing, pre-trial charging), in addition to the Court’s jurisdiction to appoint receivers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the various ways to preserve assets, their respective advantages and disadvantages and how they interrelate.
  • Receive guidance on practical issues, such as how to identify assets and how to make applications. 
  • Gain insights into the utility of the various forms of relief for particular contexts, such as situations involving trusts.

Who should view? 

Civil litigators and in-house counsel. Accountants, insolvency practitioners and insurers may also benefit from attending.


Seb Bisley
Buddle Findlay

Seb is a member of Buddle Findlay’s litigation and insolvency teams. He has particular expertise in commercial litigation, insurance law and public law.  Seb has appeared in a broad range of cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Human Rights Review Tribunal, Maori Land Court, Maori Appellate Court and District Court.  He has a wide-ranging litigation practice, having advised and represented corporations, trustees, hedge funds, bondholders and individuals on complex litigation proceedings and regulatory investigations in New Zealand, England and a number of off-shore jurisdictions.

James Nolen

James is a partner at corporate and commercial specialist firm, Lowndes.  He has over fourteen years’ legal experience during which he has specialised in commercial litigation and insolvency matters.  James is known for providing technically excellent advice that is practical and commercial. 

James advises on a range of commercial litigation matters but has a particular focus on insolvency related disputes and security enforcement. He acts for a number of receivers, liquidators and commercial creditors on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency and enforcement issues.  His broader commercial litigation experience has encompassed shareholders disputes, breach of director duties, construction matters, and intellectual property disputes.  James has been involved in a number of matters involving urgent injunctive relief and in particular, acting for clients in obtaining or defending freezing orders and search orders.

James appears regularly in the High Court and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. James and his team also regularly collaborate with senior counsel at the external bar to provide clients with specialist advice as needed.

James was described by The Legal 500 directory as being "young, dynamic" and having "good advocacy skills".  James is also highly recommended as a leading lawyer in Restructuring & Insolvency by the Chambers & Partners directory in which he was described as "widely regarded by market sources as an up-and-coming individual in the insolvency sphere”.  Chambers noted that, according to clients, “he is very proactive in building relationships and gives good, commercial recommendations”.