our team

At Hymans Solicitors our talented team take pride in servicing a diverse client base. From personal injury, Wills & Probate, Conveyancing, Family Law to TPD and Insurance we are here for you.

Rino Di Donato


Rino migrated from Italy at the age of 7 and was very academic having graduated with a Law & Arts Degree from Monash University in 1975.

Rino has built a solid reputation since starting his own legal firm Di Donato & Co in 1977 with his determination, aptitude and ability.

Since expanding his firm at Hymans in 1993, Rino has created a legal team with proven success in all areas of law such as Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law & Property Law.

Catherine Symes


Catherine is an experienced Senior Associate with a wide range of civil law matters including wills & estates, personal injury, medical negligence and family law.

Her background as a senior cardiothoracic nurse underpins her understanding of medical claims. She also volunteered at the South East Monash Community Legal Service.

Catherine has experience across all jurisdictions from VCAT through to the Supreme Courts of Victoria. She is also a practitioner on the register of the High Court of Australia.

Hui Chi


M.A.R.N. 0853530 Hui Chi graduated from Melbourne University with a double degree of Commerce and Law. Hui has been practicing law since 2008 and is also a Registered Migration Agent.

Hui manages clients locally and overseas in Asia in areas of Immigration, Family Law, Property Law and Commercial Law.

Hui is hard working, caring and delivers outstanding legal services to all her clients.

Rosa Di Donato


Rosa understands the importance of selling and purchasing property with over 35+ years experience.

Rosa knows the stress that many clients experience when it comes to Conveyancing and is there to assist and guide you every step of the way.

Mafalda Di Donato

Office Manager

Mafalda’s background is in real estate having worked in the industry for over 10 years before joining the family at Hymans. Mafalda brings to the Firm her extensive experience in office management and financial control.

Mafalda ‘s focus is to ensure Hymans Solicitors maintains the high standard of legal services and marketing with up to date technology, staff development and networking with the support of her colleagues.

Domenic Di Donato

Senior Paralegal

Domenic joined Hymans in 2001 and has gained an excellent reputation in assisting clients with their Work Cover, TAC and Personal Injury Claims.

Domenic is very knowledgeable and understands the legal process when it comes to making such claims. Domenic is thorough, efficient and assists our solicitors in every way possible in order to achieve the best settlement.

Aabroo Chaudhry


Abbi has been working as a paralegal at Hymans for over 2 years and is a final-year law student with a unique blend of practical experience and academic excellence.

She excels in legal research, document preparation, and case management, and is known for her precision and attention to detail.

Her expertise includes wills and estate, civil litigation, work cover claims, personal injury claims and she has assisted with many medical negligence and family law matters.

Melissa Jackson

Reception / Admin

Melissa joined Hymans in 2017 and with over 25 years of experience in administration is a valued team member. Melissa assists with WorkCover, TAC and Personal Injury claims.

Shafqat Ali Bhatti

Foreign Legal Practitioner /
Legal Trainee

Shafqat Ali Bhatti, currently a Legal Trainee at Hymans Solicitors, has over 20 years of multifaceted international and Australian legal experience.

His legal expertise spans Civil, Criminal, Family, and Property Law, extending to specialised areas such as personal injury claims (including Workcover, TAC, TPD, Medical Negligence, and Public Liability), Administrative Law, Probate & Wills, Commercial and Business-related matters, Employment issues, and matters before VCAT and VOCAT.

Elite legal services priced right

We pride ourselves on being an agile firm that delivers superior legal services that are cost effective.

Our highly skilled team of Solicitors can assist you across many sectors such as Personal Injury, Probate, Family Law, Employment, Conveyancing and Commercial.