Simon is a transport and trade law specialist, with expertise in shipping, marine, insurance, logistics, commodities trading, trade finance, sanctions and international debt recovery. One client praises him as a “relationship-focused” practitioner who “makes the difficult simple to follow and digest,” while another reports: “He provides well thought out advice and lays out and analyses the various options with a clear understanding of the commercial interests of all parties.”
As reported by Chambers, “The team is valued for its capability in the fields of restructuring, employee agreements and compliance matters for large national unions and businesses. One client says “their service is excellent, timely and very reasonable.”
Jim Roberts, partner and head of the employment team is again ranked, one interviewee stating “I absolutely respect his knowledge and his pragmatic advice which matches the risk tolerance an values of the company. He understands our issues quickly and always responds in an incredibly timely manner.”
Alison Maelzer, partner has been ranked for the first time. A client remarks “She is incredibly knowledgeable and pragmatic and gets to grips with the issues quickly.”
Jodi Sharman, senior associate is noted as an ‘associate to watch’. Jodi is described as an “excellent lawyer” and as a provider of “fantastic advice and service”.
The team is known for its established insurance defence and litigation practice, acting on behalf of a range of domestic, regional and international insurances. They work closely with practice areas across the firm to provide holistic support in such areas as construction, employment, manufacturing and transport. A client reports “Hesketh Henry provides an excellent service and would be my go-to choice for advice in this jurisdiction.” Partner, Helen Macfarlane is a key contact and a ‘Notable practitioner.’
Nick is a specialist construction lawyer. He leads Hesketh Henry’s dedicated construction team. As reported by Chambers “Clients regularly praise his knowledge of the market and the infrastructure industry, one noting: “He has very good experience, is a good listener and is able to understand the client’s situation. He is also able to provide salient advice on the available options.”