Lydia Sharpe

LLB (Hons) / BA
    Lydia is a solicitor in the disputes team.

    Lydia joined Hesketh Henry in 2019. She has previously interned for a barrister and solicitor working in domestic and international commercial litigation, and in government.

    Lydia studied at the University of Auckland. She completed a BA/LLB(Hons), in Latin and History, and a Diploma of Languages in Spanish and Russian.

    Lydia is a member of the Trade and Transport Sector Group led by Simon Cartwright.  Within that Group, she has provided advice and assisted on a range of shipping disputes.

    She also regularly assists on insurance, construction and debt recovery matters, as well as general litigation advisory work, within the wider Disputes Team.

    This year she won first place in the Society of Construction Law’s essay competition with her essay “Unprecedented! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and COVID-19”.  Her essay examined the effect of the March 2020 New Zealand lockdown on risk allocation under the standard form NZS3910 contract and considered how NZS3910 might be reformed. 

    Her entry for the Society of Construction Law essay competition in 2020 was Recommended for Publication.  She analysed the impact of climate change on the construction and insurance industries, and considered ways to future-proof both industries and stakeholders against the increasingly severe effects of climate change.

    Lydia is a member of the Society of Construction Law and of WISTA (the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

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    Examples of work completed by Lydia include:


    Insights & Opinion / Lydia Sharpe

    A Landmark Change? – Proposed reform of the occupational regulation of engineers
    Engineers engage in building work that is critical to public safety. Despite this, few restrictions are placed on who can carry out and supervise complex and specialised projects that require high levels of professional judgement, skill and technical competence.
    07.04.2022 Posted in Construction
    New booster requirement introduced for some workers
    On 23 January 2022, the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2022 (the 2022 Amendment Order) came into force.  This amends the previous COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vacc...
    24.01.2022 Posted in Business Advice & COVID-19 & Employment
    2021 Maritime Arbitration Enforcement Series.
    The Hesketh Henry Trade and Transport team are proud contributors of the SCMA (Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration) 2021 Maritime Arbitration Enforcement Series.  Authors Simon Cartwright, Part...
    20.12.2021 Posted in Trade and Transport
    New LMAA rules introducing more flexibility
    New rules for marine arbitrations in the London Arbitral Tribunal have been implemented recently: the LMAA Terms 2021, the LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure 2021 and the LMAA Small Claims Procedure 2...
    Climate Change and the Construction Industry: Shaping the Emissions Reduction Plan
    New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan (ERP) is due to be published in May 2022.
    28.10.2021 Posted in Climate Change & Construction
    Climate Change and the Construction Industry: Counting down to a national strategy
    The Government is getting closer to the publication of a national strategy for responding to climate change.
    21.09.2021 Posted in Climate Change & Construction
    Unprecedented ! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and COVID-19
    The first Level 4 lockdown of 25 March 2020, implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, exposed various flaws in the risk allocation regime under standard construction contract NZS3910.   
    06.09.2021 Posted in Construction
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