Hayley Willers

Can you tell us a little about what you do? I’m a lawyer and director at DTI Lawyers. I specialise in property and commercial law assisting people with a wide range of matters including property conveyancing, refinancing, wills and enduring powers of attorney, relationship property, trusts,  subdivisions, commercial leasing and contracts, charitable entities and a number of other related matters. 


 

Can you tell us a little about what you do? I’m a lawyer and director at DTI Lawyers. I specialise in property and commercial law assisting people with a wide range of matters including property conveyancing, refinancing, wills and enduring powers of attorney, relationship property, trusts,  subdivisions, commercial leasing and contracts, charitable entities and a number of other related matters. 


 

What inspired you to start The HQ? I started it out of necessity. I was lucky enough to have incredibly flexible and supportive employers who could see that working remotely from a co-working space would benefit both myself and the firm. I have a young family and a busy household so working from home was not an option for me. Establishing The HQ gave me a place to work from and meet clients and had the added benefit of networking by sharing the space with others. 


 

What part of your career/job inspires you the most? The people that I work with. I have an amazing team and am motivated by those around me. 

What's been your favourite moment of your job so far? I have been practising law for coming up 14 years and have had many favourite moments but the last four have definitely been my favourite. To pinpoint a moment it would have to be when I was appointed as a director of DTI Lawyers in April this year. 


 

If you could eat lunch with anyone, living or departed, who would it be? Why? Kate Sheppard. I have always been inspired by her and everything that she stood for. 

How long have you lived in Whaingaroa? 22 years or so...


What do you love most about Raglan? It’s a pretty special place. It has changed a lot over the last 20 years but it is home and where I relax. 


What can’t you go without each day? My computer

 

Whats the perfect Saturday afternoon for you? Platter of yummy food and a glass of wine with friends. 

Tell us about your daily ritual... It’s pretty chaotic!! I don’t like getting up too early and punish myself by pushing snooze too many times. This creates a morning of running around getting myself and two girls ready for the day. We leave home just before 8 am, school drop off just after 8, then either a commute into Hamilton for a 9 am start in the office or a nice easy drive to The HQ twice a week. I love that the HQ gives me an extra hour in the morning to either get started early or for some me time...my working day is then full of meetings and working before either a commute home or a quick drive up the hill from Raglan. My evening I am sure are like every other house with small children...dinner, bath bed..relax...repeat. 

 

 

COFFEE | TEA 

SWEET | SAVOURY 

HARBOUR SWIMS | BEACH SWIMS 

PUB | CLUB 

IPHONE | SAMSUNG 

LIVE MUSIC | DJ 

WEST (OVER THE ONE LANE) | EAST (TOWN) 

COCONUT | COW

POINTS | BEACH