Having been born and raised in Gisborne, Anna returned to Gisborne to practice law after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Japanese in 2004.
Anna then continued her legal practice at a central Wellington firm before moving to Hawkes Bay in March 2015 with her Hastings born and bred husband and their two young children.
Anna works in the following areas:
Outside of work Anna likes to enjoy the Hawkes Bay lifestyle with family and friends.
Alex has a Bachelor of Laws from Otago University. Alex focused on family law at Otago University, and he received a research scholarship and prize due to his efforts in this area. Alex has been practising family law since approximately 2016. Alex started his family law career as a lawyer for Oranga Tamariki in Dunedin, regularly appearing in Court on behalf of the Chief Executive. Alex subsequently relocated to Hamilton where he worked in the family law team at a mid-sized firm. More recently, Alex worked at a large national firm where he specialised in resolving complex relationship property disputes. Alex is an experienced litigator and can assist with the resolution of a wide range of family law issues, whether by agreement, or via an application to the Family Court.
Alex works in the following areas:
In his spare time, Alex enjoys tackling a home DIY project and working in his garden.
Alistair moved to Hawke’s Bay in 2021 with his wife and three daughters. He is taking advantage of the lifestyle particularly the sport, biking, and walking opportunities in what he now calls the best part of NZ.
Prior to moving to the Bay, Alistair was a police officer in South Auckland, South Waikato, and Northland during the 2010’s. Throughout his time with the police, he became a skilled interviewer, investigator, and negotiator.
Seeking a career change, Alistair completed his law degree at Waikato University. Following admission to the Bar in 2020 he joined the Police Prosecution Service in Napier.
Alistair also holds a Bachelor of Social Science from University of Waikato and while completing this degree spent a year at the University of California Berkley.
He joined our team in January 2023 and brings his broad skills and experience to assist our clients in the family law and relationship property space.
Lois was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay, attending Hastings Girls’ High School before leaving for university. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2020 with Bachelor of Laws and then from The University of Auckland in 2021 with a Master of Laws.
Lois returned to the Bay in mid-2021 and joined the team at Bramwell Bate in October 2021.
Outside of work, Lois enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, playing classical piano, watching the NBA, and soaking up the Hawke’s Bay sun with her dog Winnie in tow.
Michelle is our dedicated Estates Administrator with a passion for law and a wealth of experience in the health sector. With a background in Case Management and Clinical Coding, she has brought invaluable expertise to our team. Currently pursuing her Legal Executive Diploma, Michelle is committed to expanding her knowledge and skills in the legal field.
When she’s not immersed in her work, you can find her spending time with family and friends, embracing the beauty of nature on the walking trails of Hawke’s Bay, and showing love to all animals, big or small.