Two companies belonging to disgraced former lawyer Barry Hart have been placed into voluntary liquidation.

Last year Hart was struck off the Law Society's register, ending his 46-year career as one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal defence lawyers.

He has been declared bankrupt, and lost his multimillion-dollar properties northwest of Auckland after owing $30 million to the ANZ National Bank.

Now, according to the companies office, two of his companies - Woodhill Holdings Limited and Malory Corporation Limited - have been placed into voluntary liquidation.


The companies were both based at an address on State Highway 16 at Waimauku, northwest of Auckland.