Our Team

Our Team

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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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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


  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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Emma Marshall


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


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


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... 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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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 >>


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 >>


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 >>

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Michelle Byczkow


Michelle is a member of the Specialised Land Law Team in the Richmond office and also specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. She studied law at 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 >>

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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. ... 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 >>