Claudia Harnett

LLB/BA (Majoring in Communication Studies)
Claudia is a Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team

Claudia has recently joined the Disputes Team and specialises in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insolvency; debt recovery and construction disputes.

Claudia graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 2018.

Before joining Hesketh Henry, she worked for a boutique firm and specialised in general civil and commercial litigation.

Claudia has appeared in the High Court, the District Court, Tribunals, as well as arbitrations and mediations. At Hesketh Henry, Claudia predominately assists on insolvency; debt recovery and construction disputes.

Outside of the office Claudia enjoys sailing.

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Insights & Opinion / Claudia Harnett

Be quick and ensure you have your say
Public consultation on the draft NZS3910 amendments closes on 30 June. Some key changes will impact the industry, and all are encouraged to review the draft terms and provide feedback through this pu...
28.06.2023 Posted in Construction
A return to orthodoxy: Demasol Limited v South Pacific Industrial Limited affirms the CCA’s “pay now, argue later” principle
The Court of Appeal in Demasol Limited v South Pacific Industrial Limited [2022] NZCA 480 has overturned the earlier High Court judgment from last year, shutting the door on suggestions that those who...
20.10.2022 Posted in Construction & Disputes
The UK’s so-called “creditor duty”: Does it exist and when is it triggered?
The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SAV & Ors [2022] UKSC 25 has considered the nature of the so-called “creditor duty” and whether directors are required to ...
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