Durham West Chambers
Level 3, 175 Queen St
Auckland CBD

Phone: (09) 869 2097
Fax: (09) 300 5496
21 Broadway
Broadway Chambers

Phone: (09) 869 2097
Fax: (09) 300 5496

About Us

Auckland Family Lawyer and Immigration Law Specialist – Auckland, New Zealand

Meet our team who are dedicated to assisting you with your Family, Immigration and Relationship Property matters. Adrianne McLean Barrister are an Auckland Family Lawyer and Immigration Law Specialist located in Auckland, New Zealand.

Adrianne McLean

Immigration Law Specialist | Auckland Family LawyerI have a BSc Honours LLB degree gained at Auckland University. I have experience in all areas of Family Law and have a well-established practice in the heart of Auckland city located at Durham West Chambers. I am a member of the Bar Association, Family Law Section of New Zealand, the New Zealand Law Society and the Auckland Law Society.  I am a committee member on the Auckland Courts Committee and the Family Law Committee.

I specialise in Relationship Property law both at separation and at the commencement of a relationship, trusts and estates.  I also have extensive experience with child custody, relocation and abduction matters. I work closely with other community organisations to help people who are victims of family (domestic violence) so that a strategy can be put in place for the safe exit of you and your children.

I provide legal and strategic advice on all matters and believe that given the often traumatic nature of divorce and family disputes it is my philosophy that at this time a client needs a clear understanding of the law and the possible outcomes for their particular circumstances. I pride myself on being able to offer easy to understand practical, affordable and timely advice.

If you would like advice, please contact us by emailing adrianne@akmlaw.co.nz




Annie Rakena

Immigration Law Specialist | Auckland Family Lawyer

Annie provides legal advice on all matters relating to Family Law.  With over 6 years of Family Law experience, over the years Annie has focused her practice on parenting matters, domestic violence matters, child youth and family matters, relocation and relationship property matters.  Annie frequently appears in the family court and high court representing clients on the above matters she specialises in. Her “no nonsense” approach has helped several clients swiftly resolve matters without Court intervention.


Annie is based in our South Auckland office.  You can arrange to meet with her either in the South Auckland office or in the Auckland City Office.  Having a family of her own she appreciates the sensitivity surrounding issues involving children and from experience is able to navigate a client through a difficult separation or a difficult period in their life.


Annie offers a one off consultation for $300 plus GST. Annie is also a Lead Provider for Legal Aid.   Please call the office to arrange your appointment time.



 Donna Smith

Immigration Law Specialist | Auckland Family LawyerDonna graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws following a successful career as a business consultant for a top tier global accountancy firm.

Donna worked initially in general practice before following her passion, specialising in Family Law. Donna has experience in Relationship Property, Domestic Violence and Child Custody related matters.

Donna is experienced in will drafting and Estate Planning and Administration. Donna will ensure that your wishes are clearly recorded in your will and ensure your loved one’s estate is professionally and empathetically administered.

Donna has a special interest in Elder Law and can assist clients with Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA’s), Protection of Personal and Property Rights (PPPR) applications, rest home care applications and residential care subsidy applications as well as occupation licences for retirement villages.

Donna strives to ensure that all clients are well represented through her commitment to go the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome practically and legally. Donna will ensure that you are well informed during every step of the legal process

If you would like advice contact us by e-mailing donna@akmlaw.co.nz


 Zaid Mohammed

Immigration Law Specialist | Auckland Family Lawyer

Zaid joined Adrianne McLean Barrister in late 2016 to pursue a career in family law. Zaid was admitted as a Barrister/Solicitor of the High Court of Auckland in October 2015. Prior to joining our office, he was a Law Clerk at a small firm practicing in conveyancing and assisting with other general practice duties.

Zaid primarily works on parenting matters, domestic violence matters, child youth and family matters, relocation, relationship property and assists with other matters as well.

Zaid is highly motivated to progress a career in family law and takes pride in being a pragmatic focused lawyer.

Outside of work, Zaid is very passionate about sports and will often be found at the beach riding waves or soaking up the sun.

If you would like advice contact us by e-mailing zaid@akmlaw.co.nz