Emma Miles is an expert Lawyer ( Barrister) and Mediator for the following types of legal matters:
Family Law – Separation / Divorce – Relationship Property Agreements – Parenting Arrangements – Contracting Out Agreements (Pre-Nups)
Employment Law – Employers – Employees
Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation – Collaborative Law
Emma is available to meet with you by appointment in the following areas:
Auckland Waikato – Hamilton, Cambridge, Matamata, South Waikato Bay of Plenty – Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Rotorua
And other areas by arrangement.
Memberships and/or Affiliations:
Emma is an expert Lawyer (Barrister) for sensitive types of legal matters which are based on relationships. This may be at the beginning of a relationship, when issues have began to surface, or when it has broken down entirely. These relationships are mainly in the area of family law; however, they can be in any area (employment, business, neighbours etc).
As a Barrister, a large portion of Emma’s work comes to her by way of referrals from other lawyers after negotiations have been unsuccessful. However, Emma is approved by the Law Society to take instructions directly from clients and welcomes your enquiry.
Although Emma will utilise the Court system where needed, she favours Alternative Dispute Resolution as a means to resolve disputes, particularly if there is a relationship which requires ongoing consideration (co-parenting etc). To assist with this, Emma is also a trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer and is regularly referred work from other lawyers for this purpose.
Emma attributes her ability to resolve the most complex of emotional disputes to her years of psychological study and mature outlook. She is able to act for clients both where they have agreed the terms of their separation, and in matters where the relationship has irrevocably broken down. Emma is one of a small number of lawyers in the Waikato who specialises mainly in Relationship Property.
Emma was born in Bristol, England. She moved to Bath, England in her teenage years where she began her journey into her legal career by studying Psychology and Law at the Bath College of Further Education. Emma then attended Bath Spa University and studied a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology before moving to New Zealand in 2000 and completing her LL.B law degree at the University of Waikato in 2011.
Emma provides Dispute Resolution and/or Litigation for many types of Relationship Disputes. What you will need is determined on a case by case basis and Emma will advise you of your best way forward at your initial meeting:
If you are looking for dedicated and passionate professionals who will work hard to help you resolve your dispute in the most practical and cost-effective way possible, or a separation lawyer, divorce lawyer, employment lawyer, or a lawyer to advise with your dispute, we look forward to hearing from you.
Emma is able to talk through your dispute with you and help you to work out which method of resolution would be best for you. She will then fight your corner every step of the way, providing you with:
Strategic, pragmatic advice for your particular legal issues; A range of options for resolution, where possible, and what I consider to be the optimal approach; Consideration of your long-term objectives; High quality legal representation both in and out of the court system; Expertise in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration; Negotiated settlement agreements; Cost-effective work; and Regular updates on the progress of your matter and the cost.