Our People

Gavin Arnet has had a long association with Waiheke Island.  Gavin's family have had a bach at Onetangi for nearly 60 years.  Gavin spent a lot of his time growing up on the Island before studying law at the University of Waikato. He graduated BMS LLB in 2004. 

Gavin specialises in Commercial Law, Property Law, Trusts, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning. 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. Gavin enjoys socialising with family and friends and is a passionate wine connoisseur. Gavin also chairs the Life Education Trust Counties Manukau and puts as much time and energy into this as he can. 

Miriam graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with degrees in Law and Criminology. Miriam was admitted to the bar in 2003 and began her legal career in a well-respected, boutique central Auckland firm. In 2009 Miriam joined a large Waikato based law firm where she was an Associate in the Litigation team, leading the Family Law group within that team.

​Miriam is a Family Law expert, dealing with all manner of Family Law issues, including: relationship property (both post separation settlements and “prenups”), parenting disputes, domestic violence and estate matters.

Miriam regularly appears in Court but also assists clients to negotiate privately where possible. Whether advocating for her clients in the Court room or through private negotiation, her aim is always to assist clients to obtain the best possible result.

​Outside the office, Miriam loves being the busy Mum to three young girls. She likes keeping fit and also enjoys Waiheke’s wine and beaches.

Chris joined Hauraki Gulf Law and works with Gavin in the Property, Commercial and Trusts team.  Chris has worked in Law firms for the last 15 years or so as a Legal Executive and decided to start studying law in and is now in his final year at Auckland University of Technology.

Chris started his legal career in the UK while on his OE.  Outside of the office, Chris has an athletic background as have played club rugby in the United Kingdom and coming back to play for his local Auckland club team.  Chris enjoys the outdoors, hiking, tennis and boxing.

He is a dedicated team player and his ambition is to always take pride in his work to the fullest.  

Brittany started her studies at Otago University doing Physical Education, before discovering her passion for law. She completed her Bachelor of Laws at Waikato University in June 2019, and has then gone on to do her Professional studies through the College of Law. She joined Arnet Law shorty after, and is working under Gavin Arnet, gaining knowledge in the Property and Conveyancing field.  

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

Anna joined Hauraki Gulf Law in May 2019 as our receptionist.

She is a long time island resident and has a great local knowledge.

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 3 year old daughter and husband.

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