Chanté assists across all areas of litigation, with a focus on employment, trade and transport, and insolvency disputes.
Chanté joined Hesketh Henry in 2021, after graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bcom/LLB (Hons), double majoring in Economics and Accounting. She has a background in the insurance sector, having worked for a major New Zealand insurer for 5 years while completing her degrees.
Chanté frequently assists in debt recovery procedures; co-ordinating settlement arrangements and appearing in the High Court for bankruptcy matters.
She also represents both employee and employer clients in a range of matters, including appearances at the Employment Relations Authority and assisting in the drafting of employment agreements.
This year, Chanté won first place in the Society of Construction Law Essay Competition with her essay “I See a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black: Disruption, Force Majeure and NZS3910”. In her essay, she considered how NZS3910 responds to the impact of unexpected no fault events, ultimately recommending that a force majeure clause become a permanent fixture in the general provisions of NZS3910.
Chanté is published in both Build Law and Savour Magazine in respect of her take on construction and employment law related issues.