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

COVID-19: Government contract guidelines for NZS3910:2013
The Government has announced contract guidelines to help support the construction industry during the Covid-19 restrictions.  These apply to contracts based on NZS3910:2013 (un-amended), being the mo...
08.04.2020 Posted in Construction Law & COVID-19
COVID-19: Government signals major construction and infrastructure effort for economic recovery  
While New Zealanders play their part in eliminating the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, the government has released details of its plans for the construction sector in a post COVID-19 New Zeala...
06.04.2020 Posted in Construction Law & COVID-19
COVID-19: Insolvency law changes
On Friday afternoon the government announced temporary changes it intends to make to the Companies Act 1993 (the Act) to assist companies facing financial stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summary ...
06.04.2020 Posted in COVID-19 & Restructuring and Insolvency
COVID-19: Advice for Businesses
We have prepared the following tips for businesses to guide them through the current circumstances.  Urgent advice should be sought where cash flow problems are arising, or where contractual obligati...
Complaints are on the rise: A snapshot of complaints made to the Commerce Commission
The Commerce Commission (Commission) has recently released a snapshot of the complaints it has received in the year to 30 June 2019.  A copy of the Commission’s report can be viewed here. The snaps...
25.11.2019 Posted in Regulatory
Unfair Contract Terms: High Court issues its first declaration
On 12 November 2019 the High Court issued its first declaration under the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA) that terms in a standard form consumer contract are unfair.[1]  The Commerce Commission (Commiss...
14.11.2019 Posted in Regulatory
Ebert Construction: Court provides Guidance on the Retentions Trust Regime
Following our previous updates (Ebert Construction Receivership – What You Need to Know and Ebert Construction – Receivership and Liquidation), on 12 November 2018 the High Court ordered that the ...