Sophie Hayman

Senior Solicitor LLB (Hons), BA - University of Auckland

Dispute Resolution, Litigation,

Sophie is a senior solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution team in Christchurch.

Sophie has experience advising a range of corporate and public sector entities, as well as private clients, in disputes involving contract, tort, employment law, financial regulation, statutory interpretation, public and constitutional law, and human rights issues.  Sophie has appeared in the High Court and Employment Court, and has acted on matters across all levels of the senior courts.

Sophie takes a considered approach to her work and tailors solutions to meet her clients’ needs.  She has strong research and drafting skills and has prepared legal opinions as well as a wide range of documents for court and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Lane Neave, Sophie worked in litigation and dispute resolution at a leading national law firm and as in-house counsel in central government.

Sophie takes pride in supporting clients with her committed advocacy and the provision of strategic and pragmatic advice and solutions.