Rob McStay

BA / LLB (Hons)
Rob McStay is a Solicitor in Hesketh Henry’s Disputes team

Rob graduated in September 2015 with a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland, majoring in History in his Arts degree.

He joined Hesketh Henry in February 2016 and was admitted to the bar in July 2016.

Within the L&DR team, he mainly assists with civil disputes including insurance, construction and debt recovery claims.

Rob also helps the Employment team with drafting and amending employment agreements, policies, and assists with various contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

He is also a member of the Trade and Transport Team led by Simon Cartwright.

Rob has co-authored several chapters for LexisNexis Practical Guidance – Insurance which was authored by Hesketh Henry in 2016.  He also contributed to New Zealand chapters for Getting the Deal Through Construction 2018 and Getting the Deal Through Shipping 2018.

Rob is a member of The Society of Construction Law and the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

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Examples of work completed by Rob include:

  • Assisting and advising clients with a number of litigation and dispute resolution needs, especially within the insurance and construction sphere.  Rob also provides assistance with debt recovery claims.
  • Appearing as junior counsel at mediations and judicial settlement conferences, helping clients to achieve negotiated settlements.
  • Assisting on various employment issues, including disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructuring processes, restraint of trade and non-solicitation issues, holidays and leave advice, and health and safety matters.
  • Drafting policies, statutory interpretation, and drafting and amending employment agreements.

Insights & Opinion / Rob McStay

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
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 ...
Introduction Following our Initial Note, the receivers of Ebert Construction Ltd (Ebert) released their first report on 1 October 2018.  Then, on 3 October 2018, Ebert put itself into liquidation, wi...
The Shipping Law Review
The Hesketh Henry marine team pen the New Zealand chapter of The Shipping Law Review
26.07.2018 Posted in Maritime Law
Recent Construction Law Decisions and Developments in New Zealand
18.06.2018 Posted in Construction Law
Getting the Deal Through: Shipping
Getting the Deal Through works with many of the best lawyers and law firms in the world
10.10.2017 Posted in Maritime Law
Insurance Case Law Update April 2017
Our Insurance Law team has written a new publication for LexisNexis, known as Insurance Practical Guidance.  This is the first on-line insurance law product of its kind in New Zealand. This update pr...
18.04.2017 Posted in Insurance Law