Sean Gamble

LLB / BA / MInSt(Dist.)
Sean is a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team.

Sean joined Hesketh Henry in 2019.  He previously interned at the Ministry of Justice in the Constitutional and Electoral law policy group.

Sean studied at the University of Otago and completed an LLB and BA.  In 2018 he completed a Master of International Studies, with Distinction, which gives him a global perspective to legal issues.

Sean placed second in the Society of Construction law essay competition for his entry considering insolvency and director’s duties in the construction industry.

Within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, he has assisted on range of civil matters with a focus on:

  • Advising on construction disputes and negligence claims;
  • Insolvency and debt recovery; and
  • Advising on insurance matters arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes.  

Sean is an engaged member of the Society of Construction Law, Young Insurance Professionals and RITANZ.

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Insights & Opinion / Sean Gamble

Construction’s Insolvency Predicament: Cooper, Mainzeal and Reckless Trading
Insolvency events have become common place in the construction industry in recent years. In particular, a focus has been investigating whether directors allowed their insolvent company to engage in re...
Fresh guidance on payment schedule requirements
Payment schedule in Commercial Bay project fails to comply
28.08.2020 Posted in Construction Law
Payment schedule dispute causes delay to Commercial Bay completion
The recent judgment in Fletcher Construction Company Ltd v Spotless Facility Services (NZ) Ltd [2020] NZHC 780 and 871 demonstrates the Court’s pragmatic approach to injunctive relief against a subc...
20.05.2020 Posted in Construction Law
Lifting the roof on director’s duties
First prosecution for serious breaches of director’s duties under the Companies Act.
Contract uncertainty leaves room to resist statutory demand: Mega Projects v Orewa Developments
Last week, the Court of Appeal issued its decision in Mega Project Holding Ltd v Orewa Developments Ltd [2020] NZCA 111
COVID-19: Government signals infrastructure push for economic recovery
While New Zealanders play their part in eliminating the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, the government has released details of its plans for the construction sector in a post COVID-19 New Zeala...
06.04.2020 Posted in Construction Law & COVID-19
Adjudication: Conflicts of Interest with Professional Advisors
The last working day of 2019 saw another judicial review of an adjudication determination (Yousseff v Maiden [2019] NZHC 3471), this time focused on conflict of interest and apparent bias.  Despite j...