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.
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.
Elliott Botting, Lawyer
Elliott is a recent addition to the North Island, having whiled away his formative years in the plains of Canterbury. Elliott graduated from the University Canterbury in 2016 and began practice with a Christchurch firm, before taking up a post in the South Island’s verdant West Coast. Whilst on the coast he garnered experience in many and varied areas of law, and developed a particular passion for property law. During his non-chargeable time Elliott can be found reading, enjoying a glass of cheap red wine or attempting to the play the French horn - often all three together, much to the despair of his flatmates.
Dushi Peruma, Practice Manager
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 Parsons, Legal Assistant
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.