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Dayna Dustan

Senior Solicitor



Dayna joined Lewis Lawyers’ dispute resolution team in 2023. Dayna’s main practice area is dispute resolution, focused on relationship property, employment, and civil matters.

Dayna assists with:

  • negotiating, providing independent advice and drafting of relationship property agreements;
  • Family Protection Act 1955 claims (including advice around challenging wills and Deeds of Family Arrangement);
  • working through employment disciplinary matters (including attending mediations and investigation meetings);
  • raising or responding to personal grievance claims (including assisting with mediation and applications with the Employment Relations Authority);
  • changes in the workplace (including staff onboarding, as well as reviewing and updating of workplace policies and employment agreements: and
  • drafting, reviewing, and working with disputes related to contracts in general (and including terms of trade or construction matters).

In addition, Dayna’s experience includes assisting with:

  • protection orders and parenting matters;
  • applications for appointments of property managers and welfare guardians; and
  • applications for limited licenses.

Dayna enjoys the negotiation aspect of disputes and has a keen focus on resolving matters outside of the Court room (but is more than happy to take on a challenge in the Court room if needed).

Prior to joining the Lewis’ team, Dayna’s background includes working within a litigation team at a Te Awamutu based firm, and at Community Law Waikato (where she continues to volunteer).

Dayna takes a pragmatic approach to her matters and has a client-focused attitude towards her work.