Our Team

Our Team

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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 >>


Daniel Jackson


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 >>


Fran McDonald


  Fran moved from London to Nelson in 2018 after falling in love with Nelson and Tasman’s beautiful landscapes and more relaxed lifestyle, whilst on holiday with his... Read more >>


Frank Freeman


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 >>

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Hamish Fletcher


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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Helena Austen

Trusts and Estate Planning Consultant

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

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Jack Fletcher


  Jack was born and raised in Nelson, but has whakapapa links to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.  After completing his LLB at Victoria University, Jack attended the University... 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 >>


Kirsty Thompson


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 >>

Leanne Whelan

Leanne Whelan - On maternity leave until end of October 2021

Legal Executive

Leanne is on maternity leave until end of October 2021   Leanne started her legal career in Dublin, Ireland, where she was born and raised, but has firmly... Read more >>

Whitney Orange


Whitney began her studies at Otago University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and continued her studies at Canterbury University, completing a Bachelor of Laws. Born... 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 >>

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Ron Thomson


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 >>

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Tracey Wills


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... Read more >>


Whitney Orange

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