2023 Legal500 Asia Pacific Directory Rankings Released

Hesketh Henry has 21 lawyers listed in the recent Legal500 Asia Pacific directory for their standout contributions to their respective practices.

Firm rankings

We are proud to have been acknowledged as a leading New Zealand law firm in the following fields:

Insurance – Tier 2

Partners, Alan Sherlock, Christina BryantHelen Macfarlane and Simon Cartwright are noted as ‘Recommended’ lawyers along with Senior Associate, Charlotte Robertson. Special Counsel Stephanie Corban, is recognised as a “Next Generation Partner.”

Our clients have the following to say; ” Excellent and thorough insurance law advice tailored for our business.  I enjoy the diversity of staff at Hesketh Henry and their approachability and willingness to assist.” “The HH team has key skills in construction-related litigation and associated insurance issues.”

Construction – Tier 2

Partners, Nick Gillies recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ with Christina Bryant,  Helen Mcfarlane , and Glen Holm-hansen noted as ‘Recommended’ lawyers and, Senior Associate Sarah Holderness being recognised as a ‘Rising Star’.

Our construction team is lead by specialist construction lawyer, Nick Gillies. Clients say; “Nick and his team at Hesketh Henry provide an exemplary service to the major players in the NZ market.” “Excellent knowledge, combined with a true commercial approach to addressing issues.”

Property – Tier 3

Partners, Robert Berry, Brian Coburn and Jacintha Tan are noted as ‘Recommended’ lawyers.

Our clients have the following to say: “Exceptional technical skills in land law, particularly regarding subdivision and land development.  Also strong in commercial leasing and banking, which enables a full service on development projects.”  

Transport – Tier 2

Partners Simon Cartwright and Alan Sherlock are recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers’ with Ruth Allcoat also noted as ‘Recommeded’ lawyer.

Our team focuses on the maritime, logistics and commodities.  Our clients praise the firm “Very strong shipping expertise.  Always responsive and deliver quality advice.”  “Simon Cartwright has excellent industry knowledge and provides good quality advice in a timely manner.”

Employment – Tier 2

Partner Jim Roberts is recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ along with Alison MaelzerJodi Sharman and Sam Houliston as “Recommended’ lawyers. 

Our clients say “Down to earth team, very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.” “The Hesketh Henry team have a great breadth and depth of technical and real-world experience.  I have always found their advice to be pragmatic and practical.

Dispute Resolution – Tier 3

Partners, Christina Bryant, Nick Gillies, Alison Maelzer , Helen Macfarlane and Glen Holm-Hansen are noted as ‘Recommended’ lawyers. 

Our client’s comment; “Commercially-focused, knowledgeable and tireless litigation team.”

Corporate / M&A – Tier 3

Partners, Erich Bachmann,  Kate Telford , Julika Wahlmann-Smith and Senior Associate, Ben Hickson are noted as ‘Recommended’ lawyers.

The team provide specialist corporate advice to domestic and international clients.  Our clients say “Hesketh Henry are always available for advice.  They have worked collaboratively with our other external advisors and always offer an insight we had not considered.” “Great team to work with, wide sector knowledge and always on the ball.”

Leading Individuals

Labour and employment 

Partner, Jim Roberts recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’.


Partner, Nick Gillies recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’.

Transport (Rail, Road, Air and Sea)

Partners Simon Cartwright and Alan Sherlock  recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers’.

Rising Star

Construction senior associate, Sarah Holderness, recognised as a ‘Rising Star’.

Next Generation Partners

Insurance Special Counsel, Stephanie Corban recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner.’

Hall of Fame

Partners, Erich Bachmann and Alan Sherlock are both recognised in the ‘Hall of Fame.”

Hesketh Henry’s rising rankings reflect our commitment to our sector specialist approach and development of centres of expertise in those sectors. 

Click here for the firm’s Legal 500 rankings and descriptions for 2023 along with further client testimonials.


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