Mark Hinton joined the firm from a Hamilton practice in 1989. Based in our Carterton office, he visits Featherston on Thursdays. Mark’s main practice areas are property law for domestic, farming and business clients with an added emphasis on resource management and local government law. Mark is responsible for the firm’s technology requirements. He is is also a member of Law Alliance New Zealand IT Committee.

For some time now Mark has also been a member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Land Titles Committee, which has worked in partnership with other stakeholders in developing, initiating  and now upgrading the Land Information New Zealand’s “Landonline” project,   which continues to be a world leading digitalised land registration system.

Mark is married to Maria, who is a private Speech and Drama teacher and examiner. They have three adult children. Outside the office, Mark has an interest – along with others in the firm - in a coastal sheep / beef farm, aviation, and an active role in live theatre, both on stage and technical. 

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Lindsay was a principal in Major Gooding & Partners from 1996 until WCM Legal and Major Gooding & Partners merged in April 2016. He is now a principal of the firm. Lindsay worked in legal practices in Timaru ,Balclutha and Oamaru, and farmed on his own account near Rakaia during the late 1980's, before moving to the Wairarapa in 1996. 

Lindsay works out of the Masterton office and also services a large client base in the Eketahuna area. He practises primarily in all aspects of conveyancing (rural, domestic and commercial), trusts, succession planning, wills, estates and small businesses. He also advises the MDC on Hood Aerodrome matters.

Lindsay has four adult children and in August will become a grandparent for the first time. In his leisure time Lindsay enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling, and tending the livestock on his lifestyle block. A vintage tractor takes up a good part of one garage and he hopes to find time to restore this.

P: 06 378 7095 M: 027 244 1741 E:

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Katelyn George - Registered Legal Executive

Katelyn has worked as a Registered Legal Executive in the Wairarapa with a background in property law. She is an Affiliate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives and joined WCM Legal in 2017 as a member of Jo McDonald’s property team. She acts for clients on a wide variety of residential and commercial property sales and purchases, subdivision work and refinancing matters.

She works between Wellington and the Wairarapa and outside of work she enjoys wine, reading, and living in the Wairarapa with her partner and two cats.

P: 06 378 7095 M: 027 566 1210 E: