We are proud to announce that Chante Fourie has won the annual New Zealand Society of Construction Law essay competition. This is the second year in a row that a lawyer from Hesketh Henry has won this, and the third consecutive year that the firm has been placed in the top two.
Chante’s essay, titled “I see a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black: Disruption, Force Majeure and NZS3910 ”, considered the practical implications of supply chain interruptions against the backdrop of the Russian-Ukraine war and how NZS contracts might be revised to address this.
Special mention must also be made of Lydia Sharpe, who received a commendation for her essay titled “How NZ can craft a legislative and regulatory approach to construction law to assist in enabling NZ to meet its obligations under international climate change law”. Lydia was last year’s winner, and previously received a commendation for her 2020 entry, which is a remarkable run of success.
We are thrilled for Chante and Lydia, with these results recognising both their effort and talent as young lawyers.
Hesketh Henry’s Construction Team is committed to continual professional development and excellence, and these results also in part reflect that philosophy.