Our Immigration Lawyers
Pacific Legal Immigration Lawyers - our team
Richard Small has over 20 years of specialist experience as a lawyer in his field. He holds New Zealand Law Society Committee positions and is often quoted in national media as an immigration expert. A past Chair and member of the New Zealand Society Immigration and Refugee Law committees, Richard was appointed to the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Association of Migration Investment (NZAMI) in 2015, the peak body for immigration advisers in New Zealand.
- 2015 Winner Corporate INTL Legal Award, Specialist Immigration Boutique Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand.
- 2015 Winner NZAMI Community Outreach Awards.
Diana joined our team in 2014. As a senior experienced lawyer, Diana has over ten years immigration legal experience and has previously assisted clients from a wide range of countries, including Brazil, France, United States, Canada, Indonesia, China and Africa. She has considerable experience with assisting employers and skilled migrant applicants. She has cultivated familiarity with immigration processes and is passionate about providing excellent standard of client care and assistance. She is an avid rugby supporter and is fluent in the Samoan language. Diana was previously previously a member of the Auckland Newmarket Business Association.
Anaise is co-owner and founder of the firm with Richard. She has a high profile in the Tongan community and is fluent in Tongan. Anaise co-ordinates our interviews for Pacific clients in Auckland and Tonga.
Anaise manages the relationship with our Pacific clients and assists with the administration of the firm.
Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from AUT and has joined our team as a Paralegal/Administration Assistant in November 2019. She has a passion for immigration law and delivering excellent service for our clients. Ruth is the first person you will talk to when phoning our office. Together with Anaise she also supports our legal team. Ruth was admitted to the bar in November 2020. In July 2021 we were delighted to welcome Ruth to our legal team as a Solicitor.