Established in 1865, Hesketh Henry is a leading Auckland law firm

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A contractual duty of good faith: Young v Tower Insurance Ltd [2016] NZHC 2956

A High Court judge has held that a mutual duty of good faith is implied in every insurance contract.  Damages may be awarded for breach of that duty.  Written by Christina Bryant and Richard Belcher.

Wait, so Christmas Day follows Boxing Day this year?!

Transferring public holidays is always a fun aspect of the holiday payroll, and 2016 is no exception.  Written by Alison Maelzer and Jim Roberts 

A Historic Section Revived

The Supreme Court decision of Clayton v Clayton has given new insight into the operation of section 182, Family Proceedings Act 1980.  Written by Mary Joy Simpson and Alice Eager 

Hesketh Henry Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Directory

Hesketh Henry has again been recognised by its International peers and is mentioned in the highly regarded legal directory,  Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017Click here to read more.

FORM COUNTS UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT
Auckland Electrical Solutions Ltd v The Warrington Group Ltd [2016] NZHC 2245

This case highlights the importance of form when issuing a payment claim and the effect of an inadequately formed payment claim on a summary judgement application for outstanding sums.  Written by Nick Gillies and Richard Belcher

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