Our People

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gavin Arnet

Director

Gavin Arnet has had a long association with the Franklin district. His family have farmed in the area for 30 years and Gavin grew up in Hunua before leaving to study law at the University of Waikato. He graduated BMS LLB in 2004. 

After being admitted to the Bar, he returned to practice law in Pukekohe for five years, before taking time out to travel. 

Gavin specialises in Commercial Law, Property Law, Trusts, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning as well as Relationship Property. He also has professional links to other specialists in all areas of the law. Clients can be referred to these specialists if appropriate. 

Outside of the office Gavin has twin daughters Michaela and Mae, and Stella who was born in May 2015. Gavin enjoys playing tennis and going to the gym when he gets time. He also helps out on his parents’ farm. He enjoys socialising with family and friends and is a passionate wine connoisseur. Gavin has recently become Deputy Chair of the Life Education Trust Counties Manukau and puts as much time and energy into this as he can. 

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Brittany Wallace

Lawyer

Brittany begun her studies at the University of Otago in 2015 studying Physical Education, before discovering her passion for law.

She completed her Bachelor of Laws at University of Waikato in June 2019 and has then gone on to do her Professional studies through the College of Law. She joined Arnet Law in July 2019 and is working under Gavin Arnet, gaining knowledge in the Property and Conveyancing field, as well as other general areas.

Brittany comes from a strong farming background in the Waikato. She has a love for the outdoors, rowing, hockey, netball, and art.

Brittany is goal driven, dedicated, and takes pride in her work. With an ambition for helping people achieve their goals, Brittany looks forward to working with you.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Fox

Lawyer

Elizabeth, also known as Liz, attended Auckland University of Technology where she graduated with a double degree in Business and Law. Elizabeth was admitted to the Bar in 2018 and began work in Human Resources for a year and a half.

Elizabeth joined Arnet Law in March 2020 and is primarily based at the Waiheke Island office. She is working under Gavin Arnet and is looking to develop her knowledge in the property, commercial, trusts, wills and estate fields.

Elizabeth is a motivated worker with a strong focus on assisting others to achieve their desired outcome. Outside of the office, she enjoys the outdoors, spending time on the water and fishing.

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Natalie Picton

Trusts Administrator

Natalie joined Arnet Law in December 2019 as our Trust Administrator.  Natalie comes to us with an extensive background in legal support and trust administration and she looks forward to assisting our clients.   

 

Having moved to rural Pukekohe 4 years ago, Natalie is enjoying living in the country and finds her role a great way to interact with the community. 

 

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, spending time with family and walking her dog. 

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Miriam Arnet

Special Counsel

With degrees in Law and Arts from Victoria University Wellington, Miriam is the latest member of the A Team. Miriam was admitted to the bar in 2003 and worked in a prominent firm in central Auckland before commencing practice in Pukekohe in 2005. After taking time out to travel, Miriam joined Tompkins Wake Lawyers in Hamilton as an Associate in the Litigation team.

Miriam is a Family Law expert, dealing with all manner of Family Law issues. Miriam has an amazing CV and brings another area of expertise to the A Team. 

Having taken some time out of practice to raise her children, twins Michaela and Mae, and little Stella, she is excited to return to part time practice in the Franklin area. 

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Sheemal Kumari

Lawyer

Sheemal attended Auckland University of Technology where she graduated with a degree in Law.

Sheemal joined the firm in March 2020 as a member of the firm's family law team and is primarily based in the Pukekohe office.

Prior to joining the firm Sheemal practiced pre-dominantly in the general practice areas of law and has since then found a keen interest in family law. Outside of the office, Sheemal enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Morgan Dodkin

Lawyer

Morgan graduated from the University of Waikato in 2016 and was admitted to the Bar in 2018. Morgan worked for the Employers and Manufacturers Association Inc where he provided advice to business owners and employment relations professionals on employment related issues.  

Morgan joined Arnet Law in our family team in March 2020 and can assist you in all family law related matters.

Outside of work Morgan enjoys hiking, swimming and travel as well as spending time with family and friends. He is hard-working, committed and diligent. He looks forward to assisting you with whatever you may need.

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Anna Bell

Office Administrator

Anna joined Arnet Law in May 2019 as our office administrator.

Prior to having a child she worked in a Auckland CBD law firm. Her admin skills are fantastic and a real asset to our firm.

In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her 4 year old daughter and husband.