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).