Emma Miles

Emma is an expert Lawyer (Barrister) for sensitive types of legal matters which are based on relationships. This may be either at the beginning of a relationship or when it has broken down. This is usually within Family Law but can be in other areas where there are disputes.

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 also undertakes the role of Mediator for all types of disputes.

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 and Nutritional Science before moving to New Zealand in 2000 and completing her LL.B law degree at the University of Waikato.

Emma has developed, owned and operated, multiple successful businesses over the past 25 years both in the UK and NZ. 

Outside of the law Emma generally spends time with friends or family, enjoying the beauty of New Zealand, switching off in the gym, or enjoying healthy nutritious meals, New Zealand wines and Single Malt Whiskies.

Emma is happy to have a brief no obligation chat on the phone if you believe you may require her services. 


Elected New Zealand Law Society Council Member (WBOP Branch) since 2016
New Zealand Law Society Convener/Chair of the Women in Law Association (WBOP Branch)
New Zealand Law Society Convener/Chair of the Employment Law Committee (WBOP Branch) 
  New Zealand Law Society Friends Panel advisor (including for sensitive matters)
  New Zealand Law Society Gender Equality Charter signatory
  New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section Member
  Auckland District Law Society former Family Law Committee Member
  New Zealand Bar Association Former Member
  ALGA Methamphetamine and Illicit Drugs Advisory Group former Committee Member 
  Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Former Member
  New Zealand Animal Law Association Member
  Graduation with LL.B Law University of Waikato
  Admission Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Kayla Miles

Kayla works in the background taking care of all the financial tasks.

Kayla is originally from the UK and emigrated to NZ in 2000. She has over ten years’ experience working in Administrative and Small Business Management roles. Kayla manages her own Business and supports several more businesses in similar roles.

When Kayla is not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner and their four children who are aged between 8 and 14 years.


  Small Business Management & Administration
  Employment Law Adviser 
– Operating a Small Business
– Accounting Principles
– Business Computing
– Introduction to the Legal System
– Law and the Small Business Owner

Mo Bell

Mo is the Legal administrator for Emma Miles Law.

Mo has previous experience in the management of small business finances, customer service, and five years holding office roles within volunteer positions. Mo helps to keep the office running smoothly and is the friendly voice at the end of the phone.

Community engagement is important to Mo. In her spare time she coaches her children’s sports teams, and volunteers within their schools.  She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at her youngest children’s school – Tirau Primary.


Small Business Management & Administration
Diploma in Accounting

If you would like to discuss your situation then call us today for a no obligation consultation about how we can help.