Rob graduated in September 2015 with a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland. He was admitted to the bar in July 2016. In February 2016, Rob joined Hesketh Henry’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, where he primarily acts on construction and employment matters.
Rob helps the Employment team with various contentious and non-contentious employment issues including drafting and amending employment agreements and policies, and advice on Health & Safety and Holidays Act issues. He frequently assists with mediations, Employment Relations Authority (ERA) investigations and Employment Court hearings.
Rob is also a member of the construction team and assists clients with various construction disputes and has been involved in several adjudications (under the Construction Contracts Act 2002) and mediations. Rob is a developing a focus on front-end construction contract review and advice. As such, he is familiar with standard form agreements (such as NZS 3910 / 3916, SA-2017, MBS), and regularly drafts and advises on either bespoke special conditions or entire contracts.
Rob previously acted for insurers across a range of claims, including defending claims against insureds and litigation arising from the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence.
Rob has contributed to several chapters for LexisNexis’s Practical Guidance – Insurance on-line publication. He also assisted with the New Zealand chapters of Lexology’s “Getting the Deal Through” publications for Construction & Shipping.
Rob is a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL).