Areas of Practice:

  • Property and Commercial Law
  • Consumer Credit and Retail Banking
  • Leasing - commercial and retail
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Property Securities


Hadyn brings a depth of understanding and experience in commercial and banking law that is generally not found outside of large, city firms. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has worked for national law firms Clayton Utz and Mallesons in banking and finance, and has also held roles as general counsel, company secretary and CEO for several successful companies in both Australia and New Zealand.

Hadyn has spoken at industry and legal conferences and seminars on banking and finance issues and was an author of the CCH publication "The New Consumer Credit Code Explained". He has advised many national and regional lenders throughout his career.

Hadyn made the move from Melbourne to the mid north coast in 2008, and joined Donovan Oates Hannaford shortly after. He became a partner of the firm in 2011.

Hadyn’s depth of experience includes:

  • Electricity distribution
  • Leasing and property transactions
  • Estate planning
  • Advising lenders in Australia and New Zealand on credit and debit products
  • Preparing the AML/CTF programs
  • Drafting standard loan agreements and procedures for use in Australia and New Zealand
  • Recovery and enforcement litigation on behalf of lenders
  • Corporate governance issues
  • White label banking schemes, joint ventures and alliances
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Personal property security law


  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Queensland (1987)

Community Involvement:

  • Rotary
  • President, Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Edmund Barton Centre for Business Excellence
  • A Notary Public


  • Family
  • Politics
  • Growing olives

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