Our Team

Our Team

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Hamish Fletcher - Partner

When it’s my name on the door there is an immediate commitment, on my part, to go the extra mile for my clients.   My family name has... Read more >>

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Chris McGeown - Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Chris oversees the strategic, financial and operational management of the business.   Chris joined Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers in June 2018. Chris has an extensive career in business... Read more >>


Don Turley - Principal

Don was a Partner at Bell Gully in Wellington for 20 years before joining Hamish in Partnership in 2003 for 5 years. He then returned to Wellington... Read more >>

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Emma Marshall - Principal

Emma has amassed a strong legal background over the past 20 years.   She specialises in trust law, wills and estates, and relationship property. This area of law has... Read more >>


Fiona McConnochie - Principal

Senior Solicitor Fiona McConnochie has over 20 years legal experience, specialising in commercial law, property, trusts and estate planning. She has particular interests in complex subdivisions and elder... Read more >>


Fran McDonald - Principal

Fran is a UK-qualified barrister who recently moved from London to Nelson after 18 years’ experience as a trial lawyer and specialist counsel.   After being awarded a First... Read more >>


Frank Freeman - Principal

Frank has a strong reputation for superb service, strong ethics and clear communication, combined with a wealth of experience.   He studied law through the University of Sydney and... Read more >>


Madeline Austin - Principal

Madeline has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 18 years.  Following graduation from the University of Canterbury, Madeline practiced in North Otago before moving... Read more >>

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Ron Thomson - Principal

Ron has been a practising lawyer for over 30 years. His experience is invaluable in the areas in which he specialises, such as trust law, property and... Read more >>


Tracey Wills - Principal

Tracey has broad commercial, corporate and finance experience having acted for a number of large NZ corporates.   Tracey worked for one of NZ’s largest banks and then... Read more >>


Sarah Rees - Principal

Sarah has over a decade of legal experience in both New Zealand and London, specialising in corporate, commercial and finance. Sarah worked at Bell Gully in Wellington for... Read more >>

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Mark Mitchell - Associate

Mark is a member of the commercial and private client team at Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers and specialises in trust law, estate planning, residential and commercial property, business law, and... Read more >>


Daniel Jackson - Solicitor

Daniel grew up in Nelson and attended Nelson College. He received an LLB (Hons) and a BA from Victoria University, where he was an editor for the... Read more >>


Kirsty Thompson - Solicitor

Kirsty joined Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers in 2018 as a Solicitor in our Commercial team. Having graduated from the University of Otago in 2014, Kirsty brings fresh ideas, excellent... Read more >>

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Jenna French - Legal Executive (Registered)

Jenna is a qualified legal executive working out of the Richmond office.   She has had experience working in a law office for more than 5 years and completed... Read more >>


Kathy Webb - Legal Executive

Kathy is a comparative newcomer to the legal profession. After almost 10 years word processing litigation documents at another law firm, she completed her Legal Executive diploma in 2011... Read more >>


Leanne Whelan - Legal Executive

Leanne started her legal career in Dublin, Ireland, where she was born and raised, but has firmly put down roots in New Zealand with her husband, Ronan.   Leanne... Read more >>


Maryanne Little - Legal Executive (Registered)

Maryanne joined the firm in 2015 having previously been working with Smythes with Emma Marshall as a Personal Assistant. Maryanne has worked in law firms performing various roles... Read more >>


Yvonne Watson - Legal Executive (Registered)

Yvonne has worked in law firms performing various roles for 15 years from personal assistant through to practice manager.   In 2009 she completed her Legal Executive studies, was awarded... Read more >>

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