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German President Visits Hesketh Henry Office

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his delegation participated in a Business Roundtable Lunch discussion hosted by the German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the Hesketh Henry boardroom on the 7th of November 2017. Pictured from left to right, Mr Gerhard Thiedemann (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to New Zealand), President Steinmeier and Mr Erich Bachmann (Hesketh Henry’s Managing Partner and the Honorary Consul for Germany in Auckland).

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Hesketh Henry takes second in Property Council regatta

Hesketh Henry placed second in the Property Council sailing regatta on 15 March 2018 – narrowly beaten by Dominion Constructors after leading for much of the race.


This was the first time in ten years that the Property Council has run the event. The racing took place in the vicinity of the Auckland Harbour bridge in a gentle south westerly breeze and warm sunny conditions, with over 20 boats competing.


Hesketh Henry competed on construction/litigation partner Nick Gillies’ Young 88 – one of the smallest boats in the fleet. Nick was joined by Kate Telford (Partner, corporate/commercial), Barret Baylock (Senior Associate, commercial property), as well as clients and friends of the firm with an interest in property.


The firm’s entry reflects its long-term membership of the Property Council, and brought together our commitment to providing specialist legal services to the property, construction and marine industries.


We hope to go one better in a year’s time!

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Promotion at Hesketh Henry

We are pleased to advise that Sarah Holderness  has been promoted to Senior Associate in recognition of her excellent work for the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and the wider firm.

Our Owl is revealed .....

We are very excited to give you a glimpse of our completed owl (To the Land Where the Ponga Tree Grows or "Tabitha", as named by our artists daughter) as she hits the streets of Auckland as part of the free public art trial featuring 47 giant owls.  Each owl has been turned into a bespoke piece of art by a Kiwi or International artist, with works by Dick Frizzell, Jeff Thomson, Greer Clayton, Flox, Weilun Ha, Peata Larkings, Grace Wright, Jessica Pearless, Tabitha's artist Juliet Best, and more.  Joining the giant owls are 60 owlets (90cm) - many of these designed by Auckland school students....click here to read more
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Hesketh Henry Leading Law Firm in 2018 ...
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Hesketh Henry presents at Building and Construction Law Conferences
Members of Hesketh Henry's specialist construction team have been busy presenting papers at a number of recent industry conferences on various topics of interest.

On 16 March 2018, Hesketh Henry led three sessions at the Legalwise Building and Construction Conference a the Stamford Plaza in Auckland.

a)  Nick Gillies (Partner) chaired the afternoon, and spoke earlier in the day about the difficulties with dual role of the Engineer to the Contract (his paper is available here);

b)  Glen Holm-Hansen (Senior Associate) and Hannah Yiu (Senior Solicitor) delivered an update on recent construction law cases and regulatory developments in the industry.  Glen and Hannah agreed to take this session after John Green, who was due to present, became unavailable at short notice.

On 19 March 2018, Helen Macfarlane also spoke at the New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference on the topic of leaky buildings and the possibility of council class action.

For more information, or to discuss any aspect of construction law, please contact:

Nick Gillies nick.gillies@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8767

Christina Bryant Christina.bryant@heskethhenry.co.nz
or +64 9 375 8789

Helen Macfarlane Helen.macfarlane@heskethhenry.co.nz
or +64 9 3758711

Hesketh Henry employment team published in the prestigious Legal 500 directory
We are pleased to announce that the prestigious Legal 500 directory has published Hesketh Henry's "Comparative Guide to Employment and Labour Law for New Zealand" as part of its globl guides to employment law.  A copy of our Guide can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.inhouselawyer.co.uk/practice-areas/employment-labour-law/new-zealand-employment-labour-law/

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Korean Bar Association Training Programme at Hesketh Henry
To reflect its’ growing profile in Korea, Hesketh Henry hosted three Korean Bar Association (KBA) members, solicitors Munhak Pahk, Jung Hwa Ryu and Taeri Kang, for two weeks in February. The programme offered a short practical training/experience for the participants. The 2 week schedule was very busy with a number of speakers from within the New Zealand legal fraternity providing talks on a variety of New Zealand law topics, along with a trip to the Auckland High Court and a visit to the New Zealand Law Society.

The highlight of the visit was a cocktail reception held at Hesketh Henry offices, Hesketh Henry’s Richard Chen performed a piece from Wieniawski, Faust Fantasy, on the violin and Taeri Kang replied with a few different styles of music played on the traditional Korean Kayagum.  Pictured from left to right, Mr James Jung (Consultant Hesketh Henry), Ms Taeri Kang (Attorney, Yeosan Law Offices), Mr Munhak Pahk (Partner Lawyer, Sejin), Ms Jung Hwa Ryu (Legal Counsel, SAS Korea), Mr Hak Jun Lee (Special Counsel, Hesketh Henry) and Mr Sam Lee (Senior Associate, Hesketh Henry).

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Promotions at Hesketh Henry

We are pleased to advise that Hak Jun Lee  has been promoted to Special Counsel in recognition of his significant contribution to the firm and Sam Lee to Senior Associate in recognition of his excellent work in the Commercial Property team.


Big Hoot Artist announced.

Hesketh Henry are excited to announce their ‘Owl artist”, Juliet Best. Juliet is the co-owner of the Blackmore & Best Gallery in Shelly Bay. She has recently completed two successful years as the resident guest artist with Air New Zealand in the Wellington Domestic and International Koru lounges. Her tapa cloth and gold painting, A Tapa Full O’ Manu, is featured in the Museum Art Hotel Wellington Artists Walk (NZ) for permanent public display. She was this year’s 2017 guest artist and speaker at the annual all-day Champions Lunch held at Te Papa. For more information on Juliet, go to www.julietbest.com or www.facebook.com/JulietBestArt/ .

We have been informed that the Owls have landed and are on there way to the various artists involved with this project. Unfortunately we cannot share with you the design chosen for our owl, but take our word for it, it will be amazing.

For more information on the big hoot you can go to www.thebighoot.co.nz .

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Juliet Best in her art gallery and studio with a selection of her prints.








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