Ari is a Senior Solicitor in our Private Client and Dispute Resolutions Team.
Ari was admitted to the bar in 2009 and has focused her career around Family Law Disputes and Relationship Property. While on parental leave, Ari continued her work in law as a marker of the Family Law Files for the University of Otago as well as a Legal Administrator. Most recently, Ari was law clerking for Anita Chan KC, gaining experience working on complex relationship property matters.
Ari is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving the best possible outcome in a common-sense and cost-effective ways, bringing our Gallway Cook Allan value of "Getting Straight to the point, together" to life. Empathy and approachability are key in Ari's client care as she appreciates that the legal process can often be unfamiliar, daunting, or stressful for clients.
Outside of work, most of Ari's time is spent with her husband, three young children, and playful puppy, or devouring a book or two.