While John has lived for most of his life in Wellington, he hails from Glasgow in Scotland, but has also lived and worked at various times in New Plymouth, Auckland, and Guam. After working in construction management, John completed his law degree from Victoria University in 1996 as what was then known as a “mature student”, the only criteria for which was to be over 25. John has experience in employment, family and trust law, as well as civil litigation up to the Court of Appeal level. Married with two adult step-sons, John enjoys snooker, single malts and holidays to the Pacific Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Tahiti, and Samoa at last count).
Roger was born, bred and brained in Wellington. He graduated with an LL.B. from Victoria University in 1972 and was admitted to the Bar in 1973. That same year, he joined the long-established Wellington legal practice of Luckie Hain (then called Luckie Hain Kennard & Sclater) after spending short periods of employment with the Land Transfer Office and another local legal firm. Roger was a partner in Luckie Hain at the time it dissolved in 1997 and he then started Hayman Lawyers and, today, works as a consultant for us. Roger is especially interested in asset protection, information technology, trusts, strategic planning, business law and risk management. He has special abilities with complex documentation and creative solutions. When he is not working, Roger is into fencing, jogging and photography. He also has an interest in graphic arts and technology (toys). He ran his first half-marathon in 2011 and the New York marathon in 2014. Roger lives at Titahi Bay where he may be seen jogging around the beaches and hills. He is honorary solicitor Guardians of Pauahatanui Inlet and Friends of Mana Island.
Andie is a proud Wellingtonian! She graduated with her law degree from Victoria University in 2014, worked at a law firm in Levin for over 2 years and returned to Wellington to Hayman Lawyers. Andie’s main areas of practice are property law, estates and wills. She is currently expanding into family and trust law. She is a member of the Karori Knights softball team and enjoys walking about the Wellington region.
Shanthi has a background in marketing, working in Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. As law is multifaceted, her exposure to legal issues intrigued her so much she decided to complete a law degree at Victoria University of Wellington in 2020. Although she is still figuring out her passion in law, she loves all things property law. Originally growing up in the South Island, she is also proud to call Wellington home. When not in the office you’ll find her in stubbies and hiking boots, trekking some of New Zealand’s greatest walks.
Dushi was born in Sri Lanka and has lived in Wellington for over 30 years. She is an old girl of Wellington East Girls’ College and graduated with BSc, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a specialisation in Accounting from Victoria University of Wellington. At Hayman Lawyers, Dushi is the first point of contact for any queries about trust accounts, general accounts, bill payment and practice management. In her free time Dushi loves to bake, as you can see in the picture. The staff are always thrilled when she decides to share her latest creations at morning tea time.
Chivon was born and raised in Edgecumbe but completed secondary school in Porirua. She graduated with her Bachelors in Business Management from Whitireia Institute in 2019 and gained her first job at Hayman Lawyers the same year. She helps the lawyers in areas of property, small business, wills, estates and trusts. She has a high interest in visual and creative arts. She enjoys spending her time doing scenic walks in the Wellington region, participating in sports such as netball, hockey and touch.
Kate started working at Hayman Lawyers in 2018, when she was a student at Wellington High School. She now attends Victoria University, where she studies biomedical science and data science. Kate works part time, and she handles the reception as well as assisting the lawyers in many different areas, including maintaining the website, contacting clients on behalf of the firm, and resolving IT issues. She enjoys dancing, yoga, and going for walks in her free time.