Commercial Law Series: How Secured is your Client? - Why it is Important to Understand the Marshalling Doctrine (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1.5 CPD Hrs
Your desk or on your portable device


Marshalling is a long-standing equitable doctrine. For the informed practitioner, the doctrine may offer tactical and legal opportunities not necessarily apparent to the unwary. Authorities on marshalling are sparse but recent decisions in the UK and New Zealand evidence that the doctrine could be applied more vigorously to great effect. 

As equity textbooks mostly state bare principles, this webinar will focus on the practical application of marshalling by reference to authorities and hypothetical examples. The aim is to help practitioners to identify circumstances where the doctrine can secure a better commercial outcome for clients. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the juridical nature of marshalling.
  • Get to grips with the general working of the doctrine.
  • Receive practical advice on how to exercise a marshalling claim. 
  • Learn about the limitations of the doctrine.

Who should view? 

Any lawyer advising clients on secured commercial transactions will benefit from attending, particularly banking and finance lawyers, commercial lawyers, property lawyers and litigators. Lenders and insolvency practitioners may also benefit from attending.


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Sean Gollin

Sean Gollin is a partner of MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Sean has over 20’ years of experience as a commercial litigator with a leading reputation in receivership and insolvency law, restructuring and corporate recovery. Sean’s expertise also includes directors’ duties, property law, security enforcement, banking litigation, maritime law and product liability disputes. 

Sean has been involved in some of the largest, most complex and highest profile insolvency and restructuring projects in New Zealand, including Central North Island Forests, Kawerau Falls, Crafar Farms, Reef Shipping, and Solid Energy.

Sean is recognised for insolvency and restructuring in multiple international directories, and has been for a number of years: 

  • One of 11 ‘Leading Individuals’ in NZ by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (APL500); and
  • One of 12 ‘Leading Lawyers’ in NZ by the IFLR1000.

Mihai Pascariu
Senior Associate

Mihai Pascariu is a Senior Associate at MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Mihai has over 10 years’ experience in commercial litigation focusing on banking and financial services, corporate governance, shareholders’ disputes, professional negligence and consumer protection law and has developed specific expertise in receivership, administration and liquidation law.

Mihai’s longstanding clients include Westpac New Zealand Limited, Bank of New Zealand, UDC Finance Limited, PwC, McGrathNicol and BDO.

Mihai has been involved in some of New Zealand’s most complex cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters, including Reef Shipping, Mainzeal Construction Group, Torchlight Fund LP and Dick Smith Electronics Group.  

Mihai has been recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in NZ by APL500.