Diana Su-Tanielu

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LLB / MA (Hon) Majoring in Pacific Studies
Phone: +64 9 837 6841
Fax: +64 9 837 2500
Email: diana.su-tanielu@smithpartners.co.nz


Diana is skilled litigation lawyer. She is extremely experienced in family law regarding the care of children, including:

• Day to day care (custody)

• Negotiating contact (visitation) arrangements

• Guardianship (guardianship orders, disputes and applications)

• Parenting Orders including breaches

• Parenting Agreements

• Child relocation disputes

• CYFS (Oranga Tamariki | Ministry of Vulnerable Children) proceedings

• Paternity

• Adoption

Diana also has a particular interest in commercial and civil litigation, and assists clients with:

• Limited licence applications


Compassionate, efficient and thorough, Diana focuses on giving advice that a normal person can understand, and helping to make something that appears to be complex to be simple.

Skilled in dispute resolution, Diana starts by taking the time to really understand her client’s individual needs, getting to the heart of the issues and helping develop a durable solution. Diana is a strong advocate for her clients, and provides a high level of personalised service backed by sound legal knowledge and extensive experience in Court and with alternative dispute resolution.

Of Samoan & Kiwi descent, Diana is fluent in English and Samoan.

Diana is active in her local church and with the West Auckland Family Bar. She enjoys music and spending time with her family, and is something of a covert baker (she loves to bake, but doesn’t want everyone to know)