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Simon Cartwright

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Hesketh Henry

Work Department

Transport (Rail, Road, Air and Sea) / Insurance

Position

Simon is a partner at Hesketh Henry and is a transport and trade law specialist.

Career

Simon leads our transport and trade team. He is qualified in New Zealand and England and holds practising certificates for both jurisdictions.  He re-joined Hesketh Henry as a partner in 2017, after spending 6 years in London and 10 years in Dubai.  He was previously a partner in the international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan, leading its shipping and commodities practice in the Middle East.  He has particular expertise in maritime law.  Simon is a member of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and is a committe member of the NZ Middle East Business Counceil.

Languages

English

Member

New Zealand Law Society

Education

BA/LLB, University of Auckland


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

Simon Cartwright - 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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