Allanah grew up in Invercargill before attending Otago University to complete her legal studies in addition to a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, graduating in 2014. Upon completion of her studies Allanah returned to Invercargill to commence her legal career at another local firm practicing in a number of practice areas, from litigation and dispute resolution to residential and rural conveyancing. She was admitted to the bar in June 2015. Allanah joined the team at AWS Legal in June 2017 to undertake a new challenge to work in the Private Client and Estates team under Anne Henderson’s guidance.
If Allanah is not at work, you can almost guarantee she is on the netball courts officiating and playing netball. Allanah is also on the Invercargill Netball Centre Executive Committee which governs the local centre. In her spare time she also likes to be involved in a number of social sports like basketball and volleyball.