HH hosts first IPBA Korean Night

Hesketh Henry and The College of Law hosted the first Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Korean Night at the Hesketh Henry premises on Wednesday 5th April 2017.  Over 100 guests accepted the invitation to join fellow Korean IPBA members and local Korean-New Zealand Lawyers for canapés and drinks. Mr Woo, Head of the Korean delegation opened the evening and introduced short speeches from both Mr Peter Tritt (College of Law, Director) and Mr Erich Bachmann (Managing Partner, Hesketh Henry). Attendees enjoyed a solo violin performance by the very accomplished Richard Chen, a solicitor at Hesketh Henry.


The Inter-Pacific Bar Association IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or otherwise have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific Region. It was established in April 1991 and has grown to become the pre-eminent legal association in the Region, with membership drawn from throughout the world, and currently has over 1500 members from over 65 legal jurisdictions world.

IPBA Korean Night

Hesketh Henry sponsoring a new art event in Auckland

Hesketh Henry are proud to be a principal sponsor of the new Frame Works, a walkable art trail and auction for charity. 

This event will take place from the 22nd April 2017, concluding on the 2nd May 2017 with a live and online artworks auction.  For more information on Frame Works please visit http://frameworks.org.nz/

Hesketh Henry authors Insurance Practical Guidance

By invitation, Hesketh Henry’s insurance team has written a new on-line insurance law publication for LexisNexis, known as “Insurance Practical Guidance”.

The on-line publication provides a straightforward and pragmatic guide to all aspects of insurance law in New Zealand, together with practical tools such as checklists, flowcharts, helpful hints and reference sources.  As an everyday resource for understanding insurance law concepts and carrying out essential research, the publication is tailored to the needs of all insurance professionals, and not just specialist lawyers advising in this area. 

This is the first online insurance product of its kind in New Zealand and the first insurance module globally in LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance suite.  

Hesketh Henry’s authorship reflects the depth of our knowledge and expertise in this area and our commitment to supporting the insurance sector. 


Hesketh Henry Partner to chair The Build Summit

Hesketh Henry Partner, Nick Gillies, has been invited to chair The Build Summit in Auckland on 26 - 27 June 2017. This is an industry-wide event focused on maximising productivity, seizing opportunity and embracing innovation in New Zealand’s booming construction sector. The conference boasts an impressive line-up of topics and speakers from different businesses and leadership roles within the industry, including two keynote presenters from overseas. Organised by Conferenz, the event is supported by BRANZ, New Zealand Builders Association, New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated, New Zealand Green Building Council, and New Zealand Building Federation. www.conferenz.co.nz/events/build-summit


Nick Gillies is a construction and litigation Partner at Hesketh Henry. His invitation to chair The Build Summit reflects the firm’s expertise in construction law and reputation in that sector. Nick comments: “Events like this are critical for sharing knowledge and ideas so that New Zealand makes the most of the current market opportunities and strengthens its building sector.

Hesketh Henry goes to The Movies

Hak Jun Lee and Barret Blaylock of Hesketh Henry's commercial property team acted for Soft Technologies JR Limited in relation to the lease of its film studio property in Kumeu to Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development ("ATEED").


Barret has extensive experience in commercial leasing across many industries and Hak Jun is one of the most senior and credible legal practitioners servicing the Auckland Korean community.


Both played an integral role in the negotiation and preparation of an Agreement to Lease and Deed of Lease between the parties. ATEED will operate and manage the land and studio complex which includes giant water tanks used for filming, a large green screen, a substantial forest area and workshop space that make it an attractive destination for both national and international film and television makers.


Soft Technology JR Limited is also committed to expanding the studio facilities and is constructing a brand new purpose built sound stage unit on the land which will further increase the site’s ability to supply and cater for large scale screen productions.

Soft Technology

(L-R) Brian Coburn, Erich Bachmann, Barret Blaylock, Harry Harrison, Dean Butchers, Peter Ryoo, Tim Kingsley-Smith, Hak Jun Lee and Chris Linwood

NTBC (The Not the Boys Club)

HH solicitor Anna Parker is on the committee for NTBC.  In a recent article published by NZ Insurance Business, No golf, no strippers, some men - the insurance club,  it highlights the popularity of the organisation and it goals for the insurance industry.

NZSOS Donation to Women's Refuge
Hesketh Henry was again pleased to be a Gold sponsor of NZ Sculpture Onshore, one of New Zealand's premier outdoor sculpture events.

This event was held in November 2016 and is organised and run by The Friends of Women's Refuge Trust and was established to raise money for Women's Refuge New Zealand.  The Friends of Women's Refuges Trust have just announced a $135,000 donation to NZ Women's Refuge from the proceeds of the NZ Sculpture Onshore 2016 exhibition.  The donation will focus on supporting the programs of NZ Women's Refuge and its mission to help prevent and stop domestic violence.

The firm would like to acknowledge the other generous sponsors and supporters of this iconic event, the inspirational artists who invest significant time and effort, and all the dedicated and passionate volunteers who give tirelessly and enthusiastically to make NZ Sculpture Onshore a magnificent event for all Aucklanders.
NZSOS Cheque presentation 2017
(L-R) Erich Bachmann, Mary-Joy Simpson, Dr. Ang Jury, Pennie Kennings, Judy Bayley (ONZM)
New Partner joins Hesketh Henry's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.

Transport and trade specialist Simon Cartwright has re-joined the Hesketh Henry partnership after 16 years working in London and Dubai, bolstering the firm's maritime, logistics and commodities practice.  Qualified in New Zealand and England, Simon has extensive international experience advising on shipping and commodities contracts and handling related disputes.

Hesketh Henry is recognised in highly regarded International Directories.
Hesketh Henry is recognised by its international peers and is mentioned in the highly regarded legal directories; The Legal 500 Asia pacific and Asialaw Profiles 2017.....for full article click here.



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