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Our People

Meet the team at Hayman Lawyers

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John Evans


Email: j.evans@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0259

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).

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Roger Hayman


Email: r.hayman@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0257

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.

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Anna Seabrook


Email: a.seabrook@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0265

Anna was born in Surrey, England, but has spent most of her life living in Wellington. She graduated from the University of Otago at the end of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology and a Bachelor of Laws, following this she began working at Hayman Lawyers as a Law Clark until she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in September 2023. Anna is currently gaining experience in property law matters as well as in wills, trusts, and relationship property. In her spare time, Anna enjoys ballet and other styles of dance, and almost always has a good book with her.

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Belinda Collins

Registered Legal Executive
Fellow New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives

Email: b.collins@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0258

Belinda specialises in residential conveyancing and property law transactions.  Belinda started her legal career as a legal secretary while studying part-time.  She gained her legal executive qualification in 2011.  She has worked in various law firms in the Wellington region and overseas.  Belinda is a Fellow of the New Zealand Legal Executives and an Associate of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section.  Outside of work you will find her assisting her husband renovating their holiday home.

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Virginia Nelson

Registered Legal Executive
Fellow New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives

Email: v.nelson@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0260

Ginny specialises in estate administration and joined Hayman Lawyers in 2022. She started her legal career as a secretary while studying part time and gained her legal executive qualification in March 1994. Ginny is a Fellow of Legal Executives New Zealand and an Associate of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section and has worked in legal firms in both Wellington and Napier. Ginny enjoys spending time with friends and family and, as she has a special affection for animals, can often be found at the Canine Unit with SPCA’s Wellington Centre where she has been a volunteer for approximately 13-14 years.

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Dushi Peruma

Practice Manager

Email: d.peruma@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0262

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, and the staff are always thrilled when she decides to share her latest creations at morning tea time.

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Chivon Parsons

Legal Assistant

Email: c.parsons@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0264

Chivon was born and raised in Edgecumbe but completed secondary school in Wellington. She graduated with her Bachelors in Business Management 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 enjoys spending her time doing scenic walks, participating in sports, spending time with family and friends, and partaking in the Wellington festivities.

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Kate Ilsley

Legal Assistant

Email: admin@haymanlawyers.co.nz
DDI: 04 282 0261

More than anything else you want a lawyer who will provide you with solutions. At Hayman Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide great advice on almost any situation.