Prior to joining Hesketh Henry in 2013, Nick worked for Russell McVeagh in Wellington, before spending eight years with specialist construction firm Beale and Company in London. He is admitted in both New Zealand and England & Wales.
Nick acts for clients in all types of construction matters, including time and money disputes, building defect claims, and contract advice. He is individually recommended by Doyles Guide and Legal 500 for Construction, with clients describing him as having “exceptional industry knowledge” and providing “proactive, professional and to the point advice”.
In addition, Nick has experience advising on policy coverage and other insurance matters, which intersects with his construction practice, including pursuing and defending liability claims involving underwriters. With a sailing background, Nick also advises on marine and yachting industry issues.
Nick is a member of AMINZ, New Zealand Society of Construction Law, and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. He writes and speaks regularly on construction and dispute resolution issues, and has been published in Building and Construction Law Journal, Arbitrator & Mediator Journal, and the Solicitors Journal. Nick has authored arguably New Zealand’s leading papers on Dispute Boards, Engineer to the Contract, and Concurrent Delay.