Our Team

The team at Niemand Peebles Hoult are here to assist you with a vast range of legal matters. We take a friendly, yet professional approach to all situations. Find out more about our diverse team below.

 Johan Niemand

Johan Niemand

LLB/Partner


Johan started his legal career in 2005 in Tauranga before returning to Hamilton to work at a local law firm.  In early 2009, Johan left that firm to commence practice as a Barrister sole before joining forces with Kay Hoult in partnership with a vision to create a law firm that thrives on excellence and provides a friendly work environment.

Johan's practice covers a wide variety of work, but primarily involves all aspects of family law and other forms of litigation.  He regularly appears in the Family Court, District Court and High Court.  Johan has also conducted cases in the Maori Land Court, Employment Relations Authority and Court of Appeal.  He also receives appointments from the Family Court to represent children in family disputes and has been appointed in both the Family Court and the High Court as counsel to assist the court and as counsel for subject person in various proceedings.  

Johan is heavily involved in theatre and serves on a number of Theatre Society committees and boards.  He is fluent in Afrikaans and maintains close links with the South African community both on a professional and personal level.  In addition, Johan enjoys spending time with his partner, family and friends - usually over a nice meal and glass of wine.

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 Kay Hoult

Kay Hoult

LLB (Hons)/Partner


Kay studied for her Law Degree at Waikato University, graduating with First Class Honours.  Prior to commencing practice with Johan Niemand in 2009, Kay was a partner at a law firm in Hamilton.  Over the years Kay has specialised in general litigation with a particular focus on relationship property and trust matters.  Kay is a qualified mediator and frequently leads Family Dispute Resolution Mediations.  She also has experience in the Coroner's Court.  The Family Court appoints Kay to act for children in family disputes.  In 2011, Kay received the Family Law Award at the annual New Zealand Law Awards.  In 2012, Kay received the New Zealand Litigation and Dispute Resolution Award.  Kay is a Council member of Age Concern Hamilton.

When Kay is not at work, she cherishes time with her family and walking the dog.  In the winter she can often be found on the mountain, skiing.

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 Fiona Amarasekera

Fiona Amarasekera

LLB/Associate


Fiona was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of New Zealand in July 2008. She was also admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia where she practised family law.  

Fiona specialises in Family Law including parenting orders, protection orders, guardianship issues such as relocation and relationship property.  Fiona is appointed by the Family Court to act for children in family disputes. Fiona heads the Free Legal Advice Service at the Western Community Centre and has a passion for providing legal assistance in the community when she can.

Outside of work her interests are socialising with friends, family and travel.

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 Sharandeep Singh

Sharandeep Singh

LLB/Staff Solicitor


Sharandeep began working for Niemand Peebles Hoult in October 2019. She completed her LLB at the University of Waikato and was admitted to the bar in October 2017. She initially began her family law career in South Auckland and brought her knowledge and skills back to her hometown, Hamilton. Sharandeep has worked with diverse cultures and can assist you through the legal process for child care, family violence and relationship property matters.

Whilst not at work, Sharandeep enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

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 Matthew Barnett

Matthew Barnett

LLB/Staff Solicitor


Matthew joined the team at Niemand Peebles Hoult in May 2019. Matthew  completed his Bachelor of Laws with a second major in Maori and Pacific Development studies at Waikato University in 2018 and was admitted as a solicitor in July 2019.

Matthew is passionate about family law and wishes to be a lawyer for child in the future.

While not at work, Matthew volunteers at Hamilton Central Baptist Church as a youth leader in their youth program. Matthew also enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his family and friends. 

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 Rae Brown

Rae Brown

Practice Manager


Rae is the Practice Manager and Trust Account Administrator.  She has many years of experience in customer service and Human Resource management.  Rae is a vital part of our management team and her skills are ideally suited to her Trust Account administration responsibilities.

Rae says that the people at NPH are a dedicated, professional team who work hard, but they also have lots of fun.  Outside of work, Rae's interests are photography, fashion, sewing and spending time with her family.

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 Trish Poasa

Trish Poasa

Legal Executive


Trish has over 25 years experience working in various roles in legal firms in Whangarei and Hamilton.  She has also worked as sole Office Person for a commercial real estate firm in Hamilton for about 5 years and sat and passed her real estate licence certification. Trish carries out the firm's residential conveyancing and she is a dedicated professional working tirelessly to assist our clients through the buying and selling process.

Trish enjoys DIY, gardening, hand crafts (even has her own soap business, AND a skin and wellness business).  She has competed in sports such as hockey, basketball, rugby league and soccer and has competed overseas in waka ama.  In her spare time, Trish enjoys listening to music, reading, travelling, and helping people.  She also loves spending time with her husband and family.

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 Nina Ng-Quinn

Nina Ng-Quinn

Legal Secretary


Nina joined the team at Niemand Peebles Hoult in February 2020. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, and decided to move to New Zealand in 2019.  She graduated from California Institute of Technology in 2013, completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

Outside of work Nina enjoys spending time with friends playing both computer and board games, as well as spoiling her corgi Axel.

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 Scott Madden

Scott Madden

Legal Secretary


Scott joined Niemand Peebles Hoult in February 2020. Previously Scott was a Senior Manager of Victoria Street Bistro and had decided expand his horizons into administration. 

Scott's interests outside of work include going to the gym, socialising with his friends and cats and computer games.

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 Stacey Burmester

Stacey Burmester

Legal Secretary


Stacey joined Niemand Peebles Hoult in February 2019. Previously Stacey was a Court Taker in the Family Court, she liked the interactions she had with the Lawyers from this firm and that's what sparked her interest in getting a position at Niemand Peebles Hoult.

Stacey's interests outside of work include spending time with her partner and their 4 children, going on bike rides and some retail therapy never goes amiss!

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 Angela Cooke

Angela Cooke

Receptionist


Ange joined the team at Niemand Peebles Hoult in 2018.  Ange is our receptionist and is the friendly face you see when you come into our office.  

Ange's interests outside of work include family, playing tennis and going to the gym.  She also enjoys movies and travel.  

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 Ben Burton-McKenzie

Ben Burton-McKenzie

Law Clerk


Ben joined Niemand Peebles Hoult in January 2019. He is currently in his fourth year of his Bachelor of Laws with Honours. In 2018, Ben represented Waikato University both nationally and internationally in Mooting competitions. He also placed first in the Norris Ward McKinnon First Year Moot, the Bell Gully Junior Moot, and the Bell Gully Senior Moot.

Outside of work, Ben plays hockey and his other interests include, MMA, travel, running and reading.

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 Tegan Quintal

Tegan Quintal

Law Clerk


Tegan joined the team at Niemand Peebles Hoult in February 2020. She is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Political Science at the University of Waikato. 

Tegan has been on the Waikato University Law Students' Association for the past two years and has run many different competitions and education initiatives.

While not at work, Tegan can generally be found spending time with her family or buying more houseplants and sneakers.

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 Summer

Summer

Office Puppy


Summer comes into the office every  day with Kay.  The clients adore her and she keeps everybody entertained.

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