Isaac Proctor

LLB / BCOM (majoring in Accounting and Economics)
Isaac is a solicitor in our Disputes Team.

Isaac studied at the University of Auckland obtaining a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Economics. He joined Hesketh Henry early in 2023 as part of the Litigation and Disputes Resolution team. 

Isaac has acted on more than 20 disputes, ranging from low-value claims to high-value litigation and has made appearances in the District Court. He also has prior experience working in-house at one of the largest insurance brokers, where he was part of a team implementing the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act (FSLAA) into the business. He has unique experience working on some of the largest construction and Fair Trading Act claims in New Zealand.

His ethos is to provide clients with the most efficient resolution strategy and pragmatic next steps while keeping recovery costs appropriate.

Isaac is an active member of the Insurance Network, Young Insurance Professionals, and the Society of Construction Lawyers.

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Examples of work completed by Isaac include:


  • Acting for a number of small companies in relation to disputes with leases and contracts.
  • Representing an international client in the District Court in relation to a debt recovery action.
  • Advising a client concerning the pursuit of a purchaser defaulting on payment.


  • Representing insurers in relation to a wide range of subrogated recoveries.
  • Acting for insurers on claims involving losses up to and more than $60 million.


  • Acting for a consulting company in relation to allegations of defective advice.
  • Working with colleagues in relation to one of the countries’ largest infrastructure projects.

Insights & Opinion / Isaac Proctor

Tower Troubles – Body Corporate 366567 (Harbour Oaks) v Auckland Council
Standing 40 storeys tall with 406 units, the Gore Street building in downtown Auckland (formerly known as “Harbour Oaks”) is presently the subject of New Zealand’s largest claim for residential ...
18.04.2024 Posted in Construction & Disputes
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Forestry: Regulatory Roundup March 2024
The challenging economic environment for New Zealand’s forestry industry continues, with China’s demand for our logs remaining subdued. Moreover, in addition to the change in Government, t...
25.03.2024 Posted in Forestry & Property
Where the Consequences End – Fair Trading Act, Negligent Misstatements, and Recoverable Loss
It is a common idiom that ‘mistakes have consequences’, and when it comes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”), it appears the idiom is ‘misrepresentations bring damages’. But how much is ...
22.06.2023 Posted in Disputes
ASIC Takes Aim at Insurance Companies for Unfair Terms – Should New Zealand Insurers be Worried?
Recent court actions by the Australian regulator against insurers for unfair contract terms are a sign of what may be to come for New Zealand if the proposed Insurance Contracts Bill is enacted here.
25.05.2023 Posted in Insurance
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