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New Zealand Law Awards
Hesketh Henry has once again been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards 2016 in the following categories:  Employer of Choice (50-100 Employees) and Mid-size Law Firm of the Year.  The New Zealand Law Awards for 2016 will be presented at a function to be held at The Langham Auckland on Thursday 17th November 2016.  We are pleased to announce that we were runner-up in the Employer of Choice award.

Hesketh Henry proud sponsors of NZ Sculpture on Shore

Hesketh Henry is again pleased to be a principal sponsor of NZ Sculpture on Shore, one of New Zealand's premier outdoor sculpture events.

This event will take place from the 10th -20th November 2016 at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, North Shore, Auckland.

For more information please head to the NZSoS website http://www.nzsculptureonshore.co.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. 

A launch function to celebrate the completion of this publication will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on 3 August 2016 at our offices.  If you would like to attend, please contact Tamar Hart 09 375 8686or email tamar.hart@heskethhenry.co.nz

Hesketh Henry is a major event partner in this years 2016 Auckland Artfair

Hesketh Henry is again a major event partner in this years 2016 Auckland Artfair.  Over 40 galleries from Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Pacific will showcase their work at The Cloud on Auckland's Waterfront during a five day exhibition, to be held from
May 25 to May 29.

We are pleased to be supporting such a prestigious creative event.  For more information on the Artfair go to www.artfair.co.nz .

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, Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 , and Asialaw Profiles 2016.....for full article click here.                   
Breaking News...

Erich Bachmann and Julika Wahlmann-Smith acted for Mataura Valley Milk Ltd (MVM) in relation to the investment by China Animal Husbandry Group in a 72% shareholding in MVM which will build a $200m dairy processing plant in Gore, Southland.

Plans for new $200m dairy plant unveiled |NZ Business Herald

Major investment to create value added dairy plant | Scoop News

Chinese company majority investor in $200m Southland dairy plant | Stuff.co.nz

Chinese company takes over Mataura Milk | Business | Newshub

China Animal Husbandry to take 72% stake in Mataura Valley Milk | The National Business Review

Promotion at Hesketh Henry

Michael O'Brien has been promoted from Solicitor to Senior Solicitor.  Michael has been with the firm since 2011.  Michael practises in both health and safety law and general civil litigation.

Hesketh Henry Sponsor of Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2016.

In conjunction with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Hesketh Henry are proud sponsors of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2016, category -  Excellence Strategy and Planning.

Nurture Change Business Retreat

Hesketh Henry is again pleased to be a sponsor of the 2016 Nurture Change business retreat.

Chris Lee, Corporate and Commercial Partner will be presenting at this event.  Click here for more information.

Vietnam Delegations

In August 2016, Hesketh Henry in conjunction with Auckland’s College of Law, was honoured to recently host two official delegations from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The delegations mainly consisted of government officials and representatives in planning and infrastructure development of the city. They were here to learn about dispute resolution in NZ and how that might apply to contracts involving parties from.
Two Partners from our litigation team (Christina Bryant and Nick Gillies) and one from our Corporate and Commercial team (Chris Lee) were assisted by Senior Associate Hak Jun Lee. Our presentations covered the structure, processes, timeframes, costs and pros and cons involved in utilising the Courts, private arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution mechanisms.  We also looked at key issues when drafting dispute resolution clauses, including choice of law, venue and enforceability. At the end of the presentations, the delegations presented and we gratefully received a Plaque, a picture made from rice depicting a cultural scene and a book about Ho Chi Minh City.  We hope that the visits will be the beginning of stronger ties between the city and our firm.

Sick of sick leave? Read our Questions and Answers to find out more.

Jim, Jodi and Alison from Hesketh Henry's employment law team recently presented a Medical Incapacity Masterclass Workshop.  Following the presentation, Alison was interviewed and published by Employment Law Matters (ELM) on issues relating to sick leave, medical certificates, misconduct and disciplinary action:  Click here to read more

Hesketh Henry welcomes a new member to the Employment Team

The Employment Team at Hesketh Henry is thrilled to welcome a new solicitor to our team. Mo Al Obaidi joins us from a specialist employment law firm in Wellington.

Mo regularly advises employers and employees on performance management, disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructuring processes, restraint of trade and non-solicitation issues, personal grievances, employment agreements and policies.

Mo brings a pragmatic, commercially focused and technically sound approach to the table.

The Employment Team (Jim, Alison, Jodi, Michael, Nina and Mary) has been extremely busy of late, so Mo has hit the ground running!”.

Promotion at Hesketh Henry

Jacintha Tan has been promoted from Senior Associate to Special Counsel.  Jacintha has been with the firm since July 2013, and specialises in Real Estate Sale and Purchase, Leasing and Subdivisions.  She has created and maintained excellent client relationships over this time and prides herself on delivering prompt and practical advice.



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