All of our lawyers have had their legal training in New Zealand or overseas universities that teach in the English medium. Our staff speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Mandarin, Gujarati and Tamil. We also have regular access to interpreters in Thai, Khmer and Vietnamese.
has over 21 years of experience in immigration law. He began work in Auckland as a lawyer in 1996 for a large litigation and immigration law firm. By 2000 Alastair was specialising solely in immigration work including refugee applications and appeals and appearance on immigration reviews in the New Zealand High Court and Court of Appeal. Alastair set up his own firm in 2001 under the name Monk and McClymont, a two lawyer firm based in central Auckland concentrating solely on immigration. In 2005 Alastair began working on his own as a barrister and solicitor continuing to concentrate solely on immigration work. Since 2005 the firm has expanded and now operates under the name McClymont and Associates. In what spare time Alastair can get he enjoys sailing, mountain biking, travel and spending time with his wife and young children.
Nicole Ann Mitchell graduated from the University of Auckland in 2012 and has a conjoint degree in Law and Arts.
Prior to working at McClymont & Associates, Nicole worked at an Auckland Law Firm practising in immigration law including dealing with a wide variety of temporary and permanent visa applications, appeals, section 61 requests and special directions.
Nicole is born and bred in Auckland and in her spare time enjoys travelling, exercising, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Bairavi Sarankan graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in Business Management, and holds a Diploma in Information Communication Technology. With over 7 years of experience in administration, she is able to work well with our team of lawyers and administration staff. In her role as an Administration Assistant, she supports the lawyers with the preparation of applications, opening client files and other general administrative work. Bairavi is originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka and speaks fluent Tamil. When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, gardening and listening to music.
Amesha Rama graduated from the University of Auckland in 2017 and has a Bachelor of Laws. She has been with our firm since April 2017 and is practicing as a Junior Solicitor. She has a passion for people and loves to help out others when she can. Amesha specialises in domestic violence cases, humanitarian appeals and Special Direction requests to the Associate Minister of Immigration.
Outside of work, she loves to travel and the last places she visited were India and Hong Kong. Amesha is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys trying out different restaurants around Auckland. She also enjoys attending concerts.
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graduated from the University of Auckland in 2015 with a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws. Rajiv spent the first two years of his career practising as a solicitor in property law, but made the decision to transition to immigration law when he joined our firm in April 2018.
A born and bred Aucklander, Rajiv can usually be found at Eden Park supporting the local rugby teams, or planning out somewhere new to travel to.
Aakanksha McClymont has been working with Alastair in this firm for more than 10 years. Originally from Chandigarh in India she graduated with a BA in Psychology but is most proud of her Master's degree in Common Sense. Aakanksha is the point of contact for most clients of the firm looking out for their best interests, helping them navigate the difficulties of the immigration process and managing the workload of the lawyers and admin staff working on the files. Aakanksha loves being busy and when not running the office she loves travel, socialising, exercising, friends and family.
Ramya Sathiyanathan graduated from the University of Auckland and has a conjoint degree in Law and Arts. Prior to working at McClymont & Associates, Ramya was dealing with civil and immigration matters as a Junior at a Barrister's Chambers, with a focus on refugee applications, appeals and judicial reviews. She has experience in Entrepreneur and Investor Category applications, as well as Skilled Migrant and Partnership-based visa applications.
Ramya is originally from Sri Lanka and is fluent in Tamil. She enjoys travelling and has completed an exchange semester in New York during her time at University. In her spare time Ramya enjoys shopping, attending concerts and exercising.
Christy Wang is originally from China, she graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting from AIS in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been a valued member of McClymont and Associates since 2007 where she joined as a Legal Secretary. Christy is fluent in Mandarin and English. In her spare time Christy loves listening to music and watching movies
Priyanka Zaveri comes from Surat, Gujarat, India; the Diamond city. She graduated from University of Mumbai with a Bachelors of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at AIS St. Helens. Priyanka is a Legal Secretary and Trust Account Administrator and speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati fluently. She previously worked for a popular immigration consultancy in Surat. In her spare time, Priyanka enjoys travelling, reading, and badminton.
Shazia Gill is originally from Chandigarh in India. Her current role involves legal secretarial work as she assists the lawyers with their day-to-day tasks, including the preparation of standard documentation for visa applications and court matters, communicating with clients in relation to their applications and providing general administrative support etc. She can speak English, Hindi and Punjabi fluently.
Kinjal Tiwari is originally from Mumbai, India. She has completed a Diploma in Business Management in New Zealand and is one of our Legal Secretaries. Her responsibilities include liaising with clients, monitoring deadlines, assisting the lawyers with document preparation and a variety of other administrative tasks. Kinjal is multilingual and is able to speak English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi and Gujarati. During her spare time Kinjal enjoys travelling, dancing and water sports.
Cori D. Liwan
recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Business in New Zealand. She joined the firm in January 2018 as a Legal Secretary. She supports the lawyers with managing their deadlines, collecting evidence and documents for visa applications and is a point of contact for our clients. Cori is originally from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, The Philippines and loves to travel with friends, enjoys taking care of dogs and is also a 1st Dan black belter in Karatedo.
is from Albay, Philippines. She has completed a Diploma in Business Level 7 from the New Zealand School of Education. As an Administrative Assistant, her role involves drafting letters and emails and providing assistance with general administrative and legal work. Danica enjoys reading books and has her own blog.
Diego J. Aranda Teixeira
graduated from the University of London (University College), the National University of Singapore, and New York University. Diego is a United States immigration attorney, admitted in New York. Prior to working at McClymont & Associates, Diego worked in immigration litigation and appeals and related matters in Seattle, Washington. Diego assists the firm’s New Zealand lawyers in their work and is qualified to advise on U.S. immigration matters only. Diego speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Supriya Mutharasu is originally from Banglore, India. She has completed a Graduate Diploma in Management from New Zealand and Singapore.
She joined our firm in 2017 and is currently working in an administrative position. Her duties include collecting documentation and assisting the legal staff with administrative work.Supriya enjoys working out, travelling and dancing.
graduated with a Master's degree in Business Management specialising in Human Resource Management (HRM). She has 6 years of experience in HRM and Administration gained in India, England and New Zealand. She is one of our Legal Secretaries and speaks fluent English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati. She assists our senior lawyers with legal documentation, providing administrative support and client data management. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, reading, painting, and hiking.
is the face of the firm, and the first point of contact who deals with our clients. Joining the firm in 2017, she has excelled in her role of Receptionist, brining in the influence of her previous experience. Juhi has a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Massey University and a Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication from IP University, in New Delhi, and with over 3 years of experience in the different fields of mass communication, she can adapt to any situation being a Receptionist. Organising, patience and guidance are a few of the main attributes that Juhi invests in her daily performance. Juhi has also graduated in Indian Classical Dance Form so aside from dancing, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends, travelling and learning new things