Alexis Diana, or simply Diana to her colleagues at the Bar, always felt that her profession was in fact her calling. The practice of law, to her, served a greater purpose – to enrich lives and to protect the most vulnerable of society. To Diana, her law practice at Messrs A. Diana & Co. which she founded in the year 1998 was her ministry. Diana was a committed Christian with an unshakeable faith which guided her in every facet of her life, including her law practice.
Diana always had a passion for the law even as she began her career as a teacher. Shortly after the birth of her youngest daughter, Diana read law by way of distance learning from the University of Wolverhampton. She subsequently completed her CLP and went on to earn a Masters in Law from the University of Malaya.
Diana’s practice was predominantly in the area of family law. To her clients, she was more than just their lawyer – she was their friend and confidante. Often, she would spend hours counselling them, going above and beyond her call of duty. She found fulfillment in saving difficult marriages, empowering women in abusive relationships and protecting children in custody battles. She was highly principled and her strong will was often disguised by her gentle and nurturing exterior.
Today, the Bar remembers a dedicated practitioner and member of the Bar. To her family, we remember a cherished and much-loved wife, mother and grandmother. Her unwavering passion for the law was second only to her deep love and utmost dedication to her husband Allen Lopez, her children, Robert, Tanya and Tricia, children-in-law, Lauren and Vijayan and to her three grandchildren, Noah, Nikhil and Lucy, whom she adored. Her family was her pride and joy.
Diana’s husband, my father, Allen Lopez carries on her legacy at the firm which she founded 17 years ago. He has persevered to carry on with the practice despite the grief of losing his beloved wife. We know, deep down in our hearts, that this is what my mother would have desired.
May Almighty God grant Diana, my beloved mother, everlasting and eternal rest in Heaven till we meet again one day.