Charlotte Lewis

LLB (Hons), BA
Charlotte Lewis is a Solicitor in Hesketh Henry’s Disputes Team.

Charlotte joined Hesketh Henry in November 2017 and was admitted to the bar in May 2018.  She graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA / LLB (Hons).

Within the Litigation and Disputes Resolution team, Charlotte regularly assists with a variety of civil disputes with a particular focus on:

  • Advising insurers in relation to policy response under general liability and material damage policies;
  • Representing insurers in claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes;
  • Debt recovery; and
  • Adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002, as well as other construction law disputes.

Charlotte co-authored the New Zealand section of the Shipping Law Review and Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Liability.  

Charlotte is a member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Auckland Young Lawyers’ Committee.  Charlotte is also an active member of Young Insurance Professionals, Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ) and the Society of Construction Law.

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Insights & Opinion / Charlotte Lewis

A high bar to set aside statutory demands to enforce adjudication determinations under the Construction Contracts Act 2002
The “pay now argue later” principle underpins the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA).  The recent decision of C&R Property Development Ltd v MR Civil Ltd confirms the importance of this pr...
31.07.2020 Posted in Construction Law
Adjudicators’ Powers: The ability to award statutory damages and to consider matters already determined
Adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) is a commonly used procedure to determine disputes between parties to a construction contract.  The recent decision of the High Court in H...
02.06.2020 Posted in Construction Law
COVID-19: Industries interrupted: A call for clarity in respect of Business Interruption Cover
Understandably, businesses worldwide are looking for financial support to offset losses flowing from the restrictions governments have placed on how we can conduct business as part of global and local responses to control the spread of COVID-19.
13.05.2020 Posted in Business Advice & COVID-19 & Insurance Law
ACP Cladding Update – Class Action Proposed
Media reports indicate that class action litigation in relation to ACP cladding is very likely.  A litigation funder has announced it will be funding a class action lawsuit for owners of buildings cl...
Xu v IAG New Zealand Ltd [2019] NZSC 68
The Right to Replacement: It’s Personal
22.07.2019 Posted in Insurance Law
Update – New Zealand’s New Biofouling Standards
New Zealand has introduced a new standard requiring all vessels to have a “clean hull” on arrival in the country after 15  May 2018.[1]  The objective is to minimise the introduction of ...
21.08.2018 Posted in Maritime Law
Stressful‽ Mental Health Risks in Performance Management
Employers are often met with complaints of bullying and stress as soon as performance management commences.
09.08.2018 Posted in Employment Law