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Fay Hughes

Associate LLB (Hons)

Fay Hughes

Fay is a member of our successful family law team.  Fay graduated from Canterbury University in 2009 with a Law with honours degree and was admitted to the bar in 2010.  After graduating, Fay spent two years in the North Island practicing in the litigation and family team of a busy suburban firm.  She returned to Christchurch in 2012, where she spent two years in a large Christchurch law firm specialising in environment and family law before joining Harmans in June 2014. 

Fay can provide specialist legal advice in respect of all family matters including division of relationship property and trust property, contracting out agreements, child support, care and protection of children and domestic violence.  She also has a strong interest in surrogacy and adoption law. 

In May 2017, Fay was elected as Convenor of the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association, following almost 3 years as an Executive Committee Member. 

Fay has been an Executive Committee Member of the Christchurch Family Courts Association since August 2013 and spent 2 years in the Secretary role from 2014 to 2016.  Fay is also an Executive Committee Member of the University of Canterbury Women in Law Society being elected late 2016 

In her spare time Fay enjoys travelling, exploring the New Zealand outdoors and socialising with friends and family.

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  • Family Law and Relationship Property
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