Meet Alchemy

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Cheryl Drought

LLB (First Class Hons), LLM, GradD Acct


Cheryl transitioned from accounting to law driven by her passion for making a meaningful impact. With 25 years of accounting expertise, she adeptly navigates intricate company and trust structures in the relationship property pool. Cheryl’s knack for unraveling disparities and rectifying financial injustices stems from her belief in the narrative conveyed by numbers. Her astute business sense, coupled with her legal acumen, distinguishes her in delivering exceptional outcomes for clients.

At Alchemy Law, Cheryl exemplifies our commitment to excellence through her innovative approach to legal challenges. Specializing in family law, particularly relationship property disputes, prenuptial and separation agreements, and will disputes, Cheryl is dedicated to crafting practical solutions and preventing disputes from escalating.

Cheryl’s courtroom experience spans appearances in the Family Court, High Court, and the Court of Appeal.

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Maia Carrington



Maia earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Waikato where she also pursued a secondary major in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. Rotorua holds a special place in Maia’s heart, and she is passionate about providing legal services to her local community.

Maia’s expertise covers a wide range of Family Court matters, and she is ready to offer support in Family Legal Advice, Care of Children, Family Violence, Guardianship, Relationship Property, and general practice matters.

Beyond her professional commitments, Maia dedicates her time to powerlifting and recently won the 2024 APL Drug Tested Powerlifting Nationals in her weight category.

Maia’s genuine enthusiasm for her work in Family Law is evident, and she is dedicated to empowering individuals in her community to ensure that their voices are heard.

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Samantha Kea


Sam brings over a decade of valuable experience in the legal sector, offering exceptional secretarial support across various areas of law such as family, criminal, and residential conveyancing.

Known for her outstanding organisational skills, Sam takes great pride in delivering top-notch client service, ensuring that every task is approached with care and professionalism.

Beyond the office, Sam finds joy in spending quality time with her family.