Charlie Stone

Charlie is a solicitor in the Disputes Team.

Charlie works alongside the Partners and Hesketh Henry’s other experienced lawyers in the Construction, Insurance, Disputes, and Insolvency practice areas.

Charlie first joined Hesketh Henry as a summer clerk at the end of 2021, and subsequently re-joined the firm as a law graduate in early 2023 following completing his LLB/BA at the University of Otago in 2022.  Charlie was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in November 2023. 

Charlie has experience assisting on large complex litigation matters, as well as managing smaller matters under the supervision of the Partners.  Charlie recently assisted on a significant construction matter Hesketh Henry acted on, successfully leading to the opposing party discontinuing proceedings and settling favourably before trial.  Charlie also assisted on a significant Fair Trading Act claim recently litigated before the High Court. 

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Examples of work completed by Charlie include:


Insights & Opinion / Charlie Stone

Chicken or Egg – Does C v D (Hong Kong) help New Zealand solve the question of whether a dispute is decided by arbitration?
Arbitration is increasingly viewed as a beneficial alternative to traditional court litigation, but how do you know if your dispute should go to arbitration or to the courts?  Several recent foreign ...
31.08.2023 Posted in Construction & Disputes
Hands and gavel
High Court imposes record penalty under Fair Trading Act
One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ) was recently a record-breaker for all the wrong reasons, receiving the largest penalty to date under the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA).   On appeal from the District Court...
29.08.2023 Posted in Business Advice & Disputes
Construction Framework Wide BW
Retention monies under commercial construction contracts: Are you ready for change?
Key changes introduced by the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act
03.07.2023 Posted in Construction
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