Kozett Guise-Smith


Kozett joined Govett Quilliam in February 2022, as a Lawyer in our Property and Corporate and Commercial Teams.


Hailing from Southland, Kozett grew up in a multi-generational farming family. Growing up on the family farm meant getting involved in all manners of tasks including lambing beats, dipping, drenching, shearing and feeding out.

Kozett's various careers have led to her living in Southland, South Australia, Canterbury, Auckland and the Waikato. Whilst living in Cambridge, Kozett served on the committee of Waikato Hunt Inc for ten years and as a trustee of Cambridge Early Learning Centre “The Castle” for two years before embarking on an educational journey. That journey commenced with a Legal Executive Diploma, followed by a Bachelor of Laws with a minor in Human Resources. Kozett has a particular interest in rural law, and has studied environmental law, water law and climate change law.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Kozett lived in Cambridge for 21 years, raising four children (three step children) with her husband Richard. New to Taranaki, Kozett is excited about enjoying what the region offers in recreational activities and meeting lots of wonderful new people.

Equestrian pursuits have been part of Kozett's life for many years, competing in eventing, show jumping and dressage with hunting in the winter months. Kozett's horses have also made the move to Taranaki with her.

When she isn't with her horses, Kozett's list of recreational interests includes mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fly fishing and off-road adventures. Kozett enjoys the diverse way that these interests provide a way to enjoy and explore our incredible country.

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