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PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER TOWER, LEVEL 14, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 375 8700
Fax:
Fax +64 9 309 4494
Email:
Web:
www.heskethhenry.co.nz

Alan Sherlock

Tel:
Work +64 9 375 8713
Email:
Hesketh Henry

Work Department

Insurance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Marine

Position

Alan has a special interest and expertise in both insurance and maritime law, and acts for a wide range of insurers and commercial shipping enterprises. His insurance law expertise includes marine insurance, fire and general, reinsurance and third party liability (especially directors' and officers' liability insurance and professional indemnity cover).

Career

Before joining Hesketh Henry in 1998, Alan practised for a total of five years in London and worked in NZ for 2 National law firms for 6 years. Alan has been a partner at Hesketh Henry for 15 years.

Member

Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Insurance Law Association. New Zealand Law Society.

Education

LLB Auckland University


New Zealand

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Auckland firm Hesketh Henry has a broad insurance practice that is best known for its work in liability matters, particularly professional indemnity claims against solicitors and engineers. 'The firm has significant strength in insurance law; it excels in attending to detail and its skill and expertise in construction matters has proven very useful when dealing with earthquake claims'. Head of litigation Alan Sherlock and senior litigation partner Brett Morley lead the insurance practice. Sherlock, who 'brings a calm and considered approach to complex issues', acted for Vero Insurance and AA Insurance in the defence of High Court proceedings arising from claims for earthquake damage, one of which had a value of NZ$3m. Morley and Christina Bryant frequently advise AIG on professional indemnity matters, particularly solicitor negligence claims. Nick Gillies handles construction disputes including liability claims against contractors and engineers. Also recommended are marine and aviation insurance partner Simon Cartwright; Helen Macfarlane, who has 'great expertise and a good eye for detail'; and 'very thorough' senior associate Stephanie Corban.

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Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Within: Leading individuals

Alan Sherlock - Hesketh Henry

Within: Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Hesketh Henry has a practice dedicated to clients in the maritime, logistics and commodities sectors, which it assists with shipping contracts and disputes as well providing advice on employment, health and safety, property, insurance, and corporate and commercial matters. Alan Sherlock and Simon Cartwright are co-heads of the transport and trade practice, which frequently acts for exporters and importers in shipping and trade issues, and increasingly handles ship build and repair issues for insurers. Cartwright acted for Charterers P & I Club in a case arising from the detention in South Africa of the NM Cherry Blossom, which was carrying a cargo of fertiliser to New Zealand. The firm also counts Babcock Ltd, BlueScope, Shipowners P&I Club and Vero Marine among its clients. Legal advisor Zoe Pajot is an experienced French marine and insurance lawyer who is building the firm's client base in the superyacht and leisure craft sectors.

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