John Evans, Partner
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).
Wendy Lindsay, Partner
Wendy was born and raised in Papakura, but has lived in Wellington since she left home to attend university here, apart from the obligatory few years travelling the world. She graduated from Victoria University in 1994 with degrees in law and science, majoring in mathematics. Wendy’s first legal job was at Hayman Lawyers, from 1997 to 2000, followed by employment at another Wellington law firm to broaden her experience. She then had a break to care for her children, during which time she was very involved with Newtown Playcentre and was instrumental in raising over $400,000 for the playcentre’s new premises. She returned to Hayman Lawyers in 2010, becoming a partner in 2017. Wendy practices mainly in the areas of property, small business, wills, estates and trusts. Wendy is married to Pete and they have three school-aged children. She is a keen gardener. Wendy was involved with setting up the Wellington South branch of Bellyful of which she is deputy co-ordinator, treasurer, a regular cook, fundraiser and meal-deliverer. Wendy supports several charities and community groups with free legal advice, and is a life member of Newtown Playcentre.
Roger Hayman, Consultant
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 commenced Hayman Lawyers from Luckie Hain's premises in Johnston Street with some of that firm's employees. 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.
Patricia Yee-Nagy, Lawyer
Patricia was born, and grew up, in Wellington. After previously completing a BA degree in English Literature, she graduated with her law degree from Victoria University in 2010. Patricia gained her first legal experience from being a student volunteer at the Wellington Community Law Centre, where she volunteered for over 4 years. She worked at a bank after graduating, after which she moved on to a job at a law firm in Lower Hutt where she worked for over 2 years before joining Hayman Lawyers. Patricia’s main areas of practice are property law and family law, and she is looking forward to developing her expertise in other areas of law. She is married to Thomas and enjoys reading and running in her spare time. Her personal goal over the next few years is to learn to speak Cantonese, her first language, fluently.
Andie Donnelly, Lawyer
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.
Katrine Evans, Senior Associate
Katrine is our specialist in privacy and information law. Katrine did her first degree in languages at University College, Oxford before moving to Wellington in 1988 and studying law, including completing an LLB (Hons) and LLM by thesis. She did her first work in privacy in 1992 and hasn't looked back since. After being a law lecturer at Victoria University for ten years, Katrine became Assistant Privacy Commissioner in 2004 and was the Commissioner’s legal counsel until June 2015. She worked alongside the complaints investigation team, managed the policy and technology team and was the communications manager for many years. She also represented the Commissioner in the Human Rights Review Tribunal and in court (including the Supreme Court). Katrine is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Human Rights and Privacy Committee, and is a committee member of the Privacy Foundation of New Zealand. She also edits the "Privacy Interests" column of the IEEE's "Security and Privacy Journal", and is a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network. Katrine’s husband John is a partner in the firm,and she has two adult sons. She is a member of the Orpheus Choir, is a keen embroiderer, and has too many books to fit on her bookshelves.