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Michael
Melanie
Annemarie

Michael Hemphill


Principal

Michael grew up in Auckland and studied law at Auckland University. During his degree he took some time out to travel during which time he lived in the UK and Ireland. Michael spent a lot of time in the countryside working with horses, on a stud farm and as polo groom. Back home he graduated with his LLB and was admitted to the bar in 1996.

He practised in general civil litigation for three years before taking up commercial law and has since concentrated on trusts, property and general commercial work.

Michael believes the best thing about being a commercial lawyer is that he gets to be involved in so many different and exciting businesses with inventors, entrepreneurs and creatives.

Michael has worked in country practices where it’s all hands to the pump. Learning to adapt, this has given them both a background in many facets of the law other than the ones they now focus on.

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Areas of Practice

Estates

Trusts

Property

Commercial

Melanie Forsman


Solicitor

Melanie grew up in Lake Okareka, Rotorua and attended boarding school in Cambridge. She joined Metro Law in 2011 as a Legal Executive. After studying part time for a number of years, she is now a Solicitor, having been admitted in early 2018. Melanie also holds an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama.

She specialises in all areas of property law including conveyancing, wills, trusts and estates and is also experienced in commercial law.

Melanie is excited to be taking Metro Law to the beach, where she will be practising from Papamoa. She hopes to maintain her relationships with her Auckland based clients, while also growing her client base outside of Auckland.

While she currently works part time to focus on her young family, her efficiency and expertise will ensure that clients get her full attention for all matters and transactions.

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Areas of Practice

Estates

Trusts

Property

Commercial

Annemarie Schenk


Office Administrator

Annemarie has recently joined Metro Law as a Legal Assistant. She grew up in a little village called Kaingaroa Forest and attended high school in Rotorua. After high school, she moved to Auckland to further her studies in Business and Law. Annemarie has earned her Bachelor of Business degree majoring in HR, Employment Relations and Marketing and is now moving towards her LLB. Fingers crossed she’ll have this completed by 2019. During her LLB degree, she has found an interest in property, trusts, and commercial law and is keen to assist with these type of transaction.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.

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Areas of Practice

Estates

Trusts

Property

Commercial

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