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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