Solicitor

Chante Fourie

Bcom LLB(Hons)
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    Chante is a solicitor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team

    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.

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    Experience

    Examples of work completed by Chante include:

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    Insights & Opinion / Chante Fourie

    Off the Bench and into Action: The Whistle Blows on the Protected Disclosures Act 2022
    On 1 July 2022 the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022 (Act) came into force, repealing the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.
    19.08.2022 Posted in Employment
    Directors’ accountability for health and safety violations
    The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) defines an ‘officer’ as a person who exercises significant influence over the management of a business or undertaking (PCBU).
    21.07.2022 Posted in Health & Safety
    Employment Court Deems Gloriavale Residents Employees
    The definition of “employee” in the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA) can at times be tricky to navigate; recent cases involving builders, couriers, and uber drivers can attest to the issues tha...
    18.05.2022 Posted in Employment
    New proposals on modern slavery place higher responsibilities on NZ organisations
    Over recent years, modern slavery has become a more prominent issue in New Zealand.
    13.05.2022 Posted in Business Advice
    Supply Shortages are Here to Stay – Managing Cost Escalation under NZS 3910:2013
    Over the past year, New Zealand has experienced a significant increase in the cost of construction, primarily from Covid-19 related disruptions.  Supply chain constraints combined with booming domest...
    04.03.2022 Posted in Construction & COVID-19
    COVID-19 Protection Framework: Vaccination Certificates and Simplified Risk Assessment on its way
    For some employers, Covid-19 vaccine certificates (CVCs) are required in order to operate within the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Light System).  The scope of this requirement is slated...
    23.11.2021 Posted in Business Advice & COVID-19 & Employment & Health & Safety
    Galtrade Ltd v BP Oil International Ltd – To Reject or Not Reject? Purchaser in Breach when Rejecting Off-Specification Fuel
    The English Commercial Court in Galtrade Ltd v BP Oil International [2021] EWHC 1796 (Comm) has held that an oil trader who rejected off-specification cargo wrongfully repudiated the contract, as the specification requirement in the contract was an intermediate term and not a condition.
    16.11.2021 Posted in Disputes & Trade and Transport
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