Chloe Jolliffe


+64 3 364 3807

+64 27 406 1035


With over 16 years of experience, Chloe Jolliffe specialises in corporate recovery and insolvency. Her clients include financiers, banks, insolvency practitioners, and the Official Assignee. She enjoys the complexity involved in her work, and has a keen interest in debt recovery. Chloe has been recognised as a rising star in Asia Pacific Legal 500. She endeavours to be responsive, pragmatic and considerate of the needs of her clients. 

Key Transactions


  • Major banks and financiers in all facets of corporate recovery, including mortgagee sales, recovery of goods under securities, and court proceedings for recovery of debts owed.
Acted for:
  • A financier on a receivership of an individual and their related companies. This transaction included a number of complex issues around asset ownership and dealings.
  • The Official Assignee in respect of high profile bankruptcies that involved extensive litigation. This work included an examination under the Insolvency Act and day-to-day dealings including dealing with the property of bankrupts.


  • Asia Pacific Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency, Rising Star, 2019-2024


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), (Hons), University of Canterbury

Admission to the Bar

  • New Zealand, 2006

Professional Memberships

  • New Zealand Law Society, Member
  • New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute, Member
  • Women in Restructuring and Insolvency, Steering Committee Member
  • Restructuring & Insolvency Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ), Member

When Chloe’s not at work, she’s running around being a taxi driver to her daughters, and working on her old villa. When she gets a minute or two, she’s refreshing her knowledge of New Zealand history, and trying to learn te reo Māori.

Contributed Articles

  • Is 2024 going to be “the insolvency year”?

    Most professionals in the insolvency world would agree that the effects of Covid have been slow to make an impact in our area. Indeed, during the “Covid years” of mid-2020 to -late 2022, New Zealand experienced very low insolvency numbers. It appears that creditors have undertaken best endeavours to work with their customers where possible, […]

  • Navigating the minefield of Repossession

    Repossession.  It feels like one of those things that no one likes to talk about, but it inevitably happens often here in New Zealand. You find yourself in the situation, as a creditor, with a debtor who owes you money, is failing to meet their obligations, and you need to exercise your secured rights to […]