Senior Associate

Glen Holm-Hansen

LLB (Hons), BA
Glen Holm-Hansen is a Senior Associate in the Disputes Team. He has been a civil litigator for over 10 years.

Glen graduated with conjoint degrees in law (honours) and arts in 2007 from the University of Auckland.  He was admitted to the bar in September 2007.

Glen joined Hesketh Henry in January 2018 having previously worked in commercial litigation in other Auckland commercial law firms.  Glen regularly appears before the New Zealand courts at all levels, and represents clients in arbitration and mediation.

Glen advises on a wide range of commercial disputes for corporate clients and has specific expertise in restructuring and insolvency matters, and construction and insurance disputes.  Glen’s practice also includes acting on matters involving regulatory proceedings, contractual issues, professional liability, and negligence.  He has significant experience assisting clients with investigations by regulatory bodies including investigations by the Commerce Commission (under the Fair Trading Act 1986 and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003) and the Serious Fraud Office.

Glen is a member of the Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ) and the New Zealand Insurance Law Association (NZILA).

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Examples of work completed by Glen include:

  • Acting for a subcontractor in relation to multiple adjudication proceedings involving disputes with the Principal and Head Contractor.
  • Successful application to set aside statutory demand under the Construction Contracts Act.
  • Advising liquidators, creditors, and debtors, including acting on liquidation proceedings.
  • Acting for insurers in relation to claims arising from the Canterbury Earthquakes.
  • Assisting numerous companies in relation to disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of businesses.
  • Assisting with applications for urgent injunctive relief in relation to non-compete and confidentiality issues.
  • Advising leading banking and peer-to-peer lending institutions in relation to investigations and under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and Fair Trading Act 1986.

Insights & Opinion / Glen Holm-Hansen

Fresh guidance on payment schedule requirements
Payment schedule in Commercial Bay project fails to comply
28.08.2020 Posted in Construction Law
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
Liquidated damages and penalty clauses: the last word on Honey Bees
The Supreme Court’s judgment in 127 Hobson Street Limited & Anor v Honey Bees Preschool Limited & Anor [2020] NZSC 53 confirms the test for determining when a clause in a contract designed t...
10.06.2020 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
Lifting the roof on director’s duties
First prosecution for serious breaches of director’s duties under the Companies Act.
When sparks fly: Electrix v Fletcher Construction
The High Court[1] has ordered The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd (Fletcher) to pay one of its subcontractors Electrix Ltd (Electrix) $7.5m for electrical work carried out on the recently completed ...
09.05.2020 Posted in Construction Law
Contract uncertainty leaves room to resist statutory demand: Mega Projects v Orewa Developments
Last week, the Court of Appeal issued its decision in Mega Project Holding Ltd v Orewa Developments Ltd [2020] NZCA 111