Adrienne was called to the bar in South Africa in 1995 and immigrated to Canada in 2010. She currently focuses in all areas of family law and has extensive experience in settlement negotiations.
Adrienne is a Certified Family Law Mediator and prefers to practice a collaborative approach to separation, divorce and particularly child related disputes.
She initiated the North Fraser Collaborative Group which has received Continued Legal Education accreditation from the Law Society of British Columbia.
Adrienne has been appointed by Law Assist to provide legal services throughout the lower mainland.
In 1996 she joined the Attorney’s Fidelity Fund as an Assistant Claims Director. She then moved on to assessing claims for negligence against attorneys, when she worked as a Legal Advisor at Glenrand M.I.B./Attorneys Professional Indemnity Division.
In 2003 Adrienne became the Managing Partner/Director at the Johannesburg office of the law firm Savage, Jooste and Adams , where she earned a reputation for going the extra mile for clients. Adrienne has exceptional skills in many areas of law, including Supreme Court litigation, personal injury, and family law matters.
Adrienne obtained her BA at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1988, and her LLB degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1991. She was admitted to the High Court of South Africa in 1995 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2012, having successfully completed all the necessary conversion requirements. Adrienne is also fluent in Afrikaans.
For more than 18 years, Adrienne has been an active member of Rotary International, and served as President of the Blouberg/Randburg Rotary Club in SA and was the President of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club in 2013/2014. Currently, Adrienne is the Community Service director of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club and a director of the Meadow Ridge Hospice Society, sits on the Board of Alouette Addictions and is actively involved with the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society.
She is married to Warren, enjoys RV trips, sailing, and her two special rescue dogs and now calls Maple Ridge home.
LLB Rhodes University, South Africa 1992
BA University of Cape Town, South Africa 1988
Family Law Litigation
High Court of South Africa – Cape Provincial Division & Transvaal Provincial Division
National Certificate of Accreditation – 2012
British Columbia Bar – 2012
Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
North Fraser Collaborative Group
New West Family Lawyers
North Fraser Lawyers Association
Canadian Power & Sail Boat Squadron
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society (Director)
Allouette Addiction Society (Board member)
Maple Ridge BCSPCA