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Family & property law team

Rachael Dewar - Principal

Rachael Dewar - Principal, Rachael Dewar LawRachael established Rachael Dewar Law in 2010. She was a partner for 12 years at Tripe Matthews & Feist of Wellington, leading the Family Law team and has 29 years experience specialising in this area. She has expertise in all aspects including relationship property, pre-nuptial agreements, parenting and relocation, adoption and surrogacy arrangements. As a senior Lawyer for Child and an accredited FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) Mediator she has many years hands-on experience in the court mediation role. Rachael is a long standing member of the Wellington branch Family Law Committee of the NZ Law Society and is currently on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the NZLS.



Frances Williams - Associate Solicitor

Frances Williams - Associate SolicitorFrances has over 12 years experience in all aspects of Family Law. Earlier in her career she was an editor with a leading New Zealand legal publisher in the family law area. She has retained a particular interest in legal research that greatly benefits the team. Frances also acts as Lawyer for Child and has been involved in many Family Court cases, successfully arguing complex parenting, relocation and relationship property issues.

Frances graduated from the University of Otago in 2000.



Oliver Robertson - Solicitor

Oliver Robertson - Solicitor

Oliver joined Rachael Dewar Law in January 2017 as a graduate law clerk and was admitted to the bar in September 2017. He has a particular interest in relationship property, care of children and conveyancing. He is a member of the Family Section of the New Zealand Law Society and volunteers at Wellington Community Law.

Oliver graduated from the University of Otago in 2016 with an LL.B. and B.A. majoring in Classics. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends, music and reading. He is also a youth mentor in the Challenge for Change programme run by the Wellington Boys’ and Girls’ Institute Inc.




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