Jean Hindman

Jean’s background is in refugee and immigration law, and she advocates strongly on behalf of her clients because she believes in everyone’s right to a fair chance.

Degree Held: LL.B (Auck)
Year Admitted: 1997
Barrister Sole: 2008
Areas of Practice: Refugee and protected persons, immigration and deportation appeals


  • 1999: Member of the Secretariat with the Refugee Status Appeals Authority, which involved a working knowledge of New Zealand’s human rights obligations.
  • 2003: Solicitor with Laurent Law specialising in refugee and immigration law.
  • 2008: Barrister sole.

Ongoing education and professional memberships

  • 2000: Certificate of Immigration and Refugee Law.
  • 2005 – present: Active member of Auckland District Law Society Inc – Immigration and Refugee Committee.