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Our Team

Stacey Daily


I went to school in Nelson and obtained my law degree at Otago University. I was admitted as a lawyer in 2006 and I have been working as a lawyer since then, except for two periods of maternity leave to have my two young daughters. I am an experienced Family Court lawyer and I am also experienced in resolving family and employment disputes outside of court. I am on the panel of lawyers appointed by the Court to represent children in Court proceedings. I am passionate about assisting people to resolve disputes which will affect their lives from time to time. There are a variety of ways that we can assist you depending on your circumstances. Amanda and I are both family legal aid providers and in some cases we are able to provide free legal advice for low income families or individuals.



I grew up in Nelson and completed my Law Degree and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) at Canterbury University. After 4 years of general practice at Wolfe Cadenhead Stone in Christchurch, I continued practice in commercial property law in London for a further 4 years before taking time out to be a full time mum. On my return to work, I specialised in employment law in Christchurch before returning to Nelson practicing for 5 years at  Fletcher Vautier Moore in commercial law, family and employment law. This is where Stacey and I first became colleagues before we both moved to  Stevens Orchard Lawyers Ltd, where I specialised solely in family and employment law. Assisting clients in finding solutions and imparting knowledge that they can use in their lives moving forward is my greatest reward.

Jessica Gully


I am a born and bred Nelsonian, and I returned home to practise Law in 2014 after I obtained my degree’s from Canterbury University. I have dedicated the majority of my practise to Family Court work. I enjoy working with families to assist with resolution both outside and through the Court processes. The work includes parenting disputes, family violence applications, relationship property and making applications to make decisions for others. I have been appointed by the Court to represent children in Court Proceedings. For families with limited financial means we can provide advice about the out of Court processes through Family Legal Advice Service and advice on Court Proceedings through Legal Aid. In addition to my law degree, I also obtained a commerce degree with a  major in Human Resource Management. This has assisted in my knowledge of Employment matters and I am working with Amanda on these matters.

Sara Gracia

Senior Associate

I moved to Nelson with my husband in 2005 having completed my degree at the University of Otago. I feel privileged to work with families who need assistance both inside and outside of Court processes. My areas of work are Family Violence Act applications, Care and Protection cases under the Oranga Tamariki Act, Care of Children Act matters and Family Court Litigation. I am appointed by the Court as Lawyer for Child and have represented children in both the Family and High Courts including in Hague Convention Cases. I undertake legal aid work and act for private clients.

Shelley Fowler

Legal Executive

I live in rural north Nelson with my husband and two young children. Prior to having children, my husband and I worked in London for 8 years and were fortunate to visit some wonderful places together. My keen interest in law led me to study Legal Executive Studies and I completed my diploma in 2018. My personal interests include tennis, touch rugby and running. I love getting out into the outdoors with my family and I love supporting our children at various sports and musical events. It is a pleasure to work with Amanda and Stacey in such a professional and friendly office environment.

Marina Kere

Personal Assistant/Digital Marketing Assistant

I was born in Motueka with my iwi’s being based in Nelson and the surrounding regions including Ngai Tahu, Ngati Kuia and Ngati Apa ki te Ra To. I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Marketing. Prior to my tertiary studies during my gap year I worked as a personal assistant at a local property law firm which sparked my interest in law. During that year I also travelled to the USA for a Future Financier’s Delegation and to Thailand. As I also have a passion for digital marketing, I run a small business in digital marketing helping companies with social media and web design. In my spare time I enjoy getting outdoors, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the beautiful beaches Nelson has to offer. It is a pleasure to be working in such a rewarding environment at DMK Law.

Let’s Work Together

Nelson Address
12 Harley Street

Contact Details
Office: 03 744 3536
Stacey: 021 325 445
Amanda: 021 228 0020

Stacey Daily
Amanda Munting-Kilworth