Jordan Halligan

LLB (Hons), BCom, Associate

Jordan is an associate in the National Dispute Resolution team, supporting Shane Campbell and Greg Simms.  He joined the firm in 2018, having graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Taxation and Accounting.  

Jordan has appeared in both the High Court and District Court, and regularly provides support to leading barristers and Queen’s Counsel.  His practice covers all aspects of commercial litigation, but with a particular focus on trusts and estates, equity, contract and company disputes, and negligence.

Whilst at University, Jordan won several academic prizes and scholarships, including in the law of torts.  He was also the recipient of the University Prize in Law, awarded to the student graduating second overall in their cohort.  

Jordan continues to maintain an interest in the academic study of law: he currently tutors first-year law at the University of Canterbury and has recently presented a guest lecture on the topic of relationship property.  He has also jointly-published a paper presented at the New Zealand Law Society Trusts Conference. 


Recent Articles


COVID-19 Trusts and Charities: What you should know

In the context of a global pandemic affecting lives and livelihoods the world over, the focus of most of us has been on those legal matters which are front and center in our lives. What has perhaps gone under the radar is the impact COVID-19 may have for our trusts and charities, many of whom hold investments that are likely to be significantly affected by the ensuing economic fallout.

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Directors’ liability in the spotlight

When Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited (Mainzeal) collapsed in February 2013, it left behind a raft of unsecured creditors who were jointly owed just over $110 million. The proceedings brought by Mainzeal’s liquidators against its former directors were for the effective benefit of these creditors.

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Voidability of third-party payments

A company is teetering on the verge of insolvency. Its creditors are numerous. The company arranges for a third party to settle some of its debts on its behalf, but nonetheless tips over into liquidation. Can the liquidators recover the monies paid to the company’s creditors?

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Insolvency update April 2018

This article provides an update on insolvency matters with reference to recent case law.

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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer for Relationship Property and Family Finance at the University of Canterbury (2019)


  • Is the Castle Still Standing? – Attacks on Trusts – Paper presented at the New Zealand Law Society Trusts Conference 2019
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