Our People

Roger Hayman, Partner

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

Wellington legal advicer

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 at these places from time to time.


John Evans, Partner

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

qualified lawyers

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 social squash (emphasis on the social), single malts and holidays to the Pacific Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Tahiti, and Samoa at last count).


Wendy Lindsay, Partner

w.lindsay@haymanlawyers.co.nz   DDI:04 282 0260

legal job advicer

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. Wendy practices mainly in the areas of property, wills, estates and trusts. Wendy is married to Pete and they have three school-aged children. She is a keen runner and 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 coaches her younger son’s football team, is involved with Berhampore School, and is a life member of Newtown Playcentre.


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.


Katrine Evans, Senior Associate

k.evans@haymanlawyers.co.nz  DDI:04 282 0261

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. She then succumbed to the lure of law studies at Victoria University, including doing her first work in privacy law in 1992, and hasn’t looked back since. She completed her LLB (Hons) and LLM and spent ten years indulging her delight in teaching, as a lecturer specialising in privacy, media and tort law.

In 2004 Katrine became Assistant Privacy Commissioner and was the Commissioner’s legal counsel until June 2015. She gave legal advice about complaints, and represented the Commissioner in the Human Rights Review Tribunal and in court (including the Supreme Court). She managed the policy and technology team giving a wide range of advice to government and business, and advising on the privacy law reform proposals. For many years, she was also the communications manager, producing a variety of guidance material for the public, schools and businesses.

She is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Human Rights and Privacy Committee, edits the "Privacy Interests" column of the IEEE's "Security and Privacy Journal", is a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network, and co-teaches the LLM course in privacy law at Victoria University of Wellington.

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.


Dushi Peruma, Practice Manager

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


Nicola Farnworth, Secretary

n.farnworth@haymanlawyers.co.nz   DDI:04 282 0263


Margie Tupaea, Secretary

m.tupaea@haymanlawyers.co.nz   DDI:04 282 0264



experienced lawyers.

You want your legal issues dealt with by a team of highly trained and experienced lawyers. In our firm, only qualified lawyers and legal executives will undertake your legal work. We consider you deserve nothing less.

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Your ongoing relationship is important to us and we want to understand what you want from us. We are relationship-focussed rather than transaction-based. Every transaction we carry out for you we see as a development of our relationship with you.

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