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Rachael Dewar Law was established in 2010 by family law expert, Rachael Dewar. The team has since grown to five dedicated family lawyers practising across all areas of family law. We work collaboratively to offer you clear and cost-effective legal advice and representation when you need it most.

Rachael Dewar Law is committed to the community, and to ensuring access to justice for all people. Our lawyers provide services for legally aided persons, assist the Mothers Project, and volunteer at the Community Law Centre. All our lawyers are members of the Wellington Family Courts Association and the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

The team at Rachael Dewar Law are also committed to increasing cultural competency, and have an ongoing study programme to learn Te Reo Māori. We strive to be a culturally safe space for all.



Our Commitment

Morrison Kent is committed to building successful client relationships and providing quality legal services for excellent value. We are future focussed and continually reviewing our technology and the way we do things, always striving for better. This is a significant advantage as it means we are continually finding ways to make our services more cost-effective and accessible for you.

Our People

We know all lawyers aren’t created equal and our hiring policy insists on the best. We aim to provide an enjoyable and diverse place to work and have a genuine commitment to supporting our people to achieve their goals while balancing lifestyle choices. Our experts are approachable and empathetic and keep up to date with changes in our law to provide you with accurate advice.

Our History

Morrison Kent’s history of providing legal services can be traced back to the 1920s, over 90 years ago. The firm has changed shape and name over the years, settling on the name Morrison Kent in 1996. Throughout its rich history, the firm has produced many high profile lawyers, including a High Court Judge (Sir John Jeffries) and a Governor General (Sir Michael Hardie Boys). Morrison Kent continues to maintain excellent standards of legal advice and a commitment to quality service, which results in our quality reputation continuing to grow.



We are able to assist and represent anyone who has a “family” law dispute. We try to solve matters by negotiation and agreement first, but if that is not possible, we can appear in Court with you.

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At McWilliam Tyree we will ensure that you have clarity throughout the legal process, starting with our legal fees and what you can expect.

We appreciate that seeking legal advice can be a daunting experience. Knowing where to turn for reliable advice can be bewildering, often combined by uncertainty over costs.

McWilliam Tyree is committed to providing high quality, competitively priced legal advice and services. The right advice at the right time can make all the difference in achieving the best possible outcome. To make sure you feel confident in seeking legal advice, we will discuss our costs with you from the outset.



The origins of Rainey Collins can be traced to 1919 when Mr R. Collins commenced practice. He took Mr W. Rainey into partnership shortly thereafter. Since those times the firm has undergone three mergers and its name has changed to accommodate these developments and the appointment of partners to the High Court Bench. In 1957 Mr McCarthy (later Sir Thaddeus McCarthy, President of the Court of Appeal) was appointed to the then Supreme Court.

The name was changed in 1961 to Rainey Collins Armour and Boock when Mr W. Leicester followed Mr McCarthy onto the bench. In 1986 the firm merged to become Rainey Collins & Olphert and in 1991 the practice merged with Wright & Co of Auckland.

The name was changed to Rainey Collins in 2003.



We are experienced family lawyers in the Wellington region. If you have a family law problem, you are usually going through a really stressful time. We will always give expert, sensible and tailored advice, guide you through the process to get certainty and the best possible outcome.



Cuba Family Law has been a leader in family law for over twenty five years. Our lawyers can offer a depth in experience in serving a large client base in all areas of family law such as care of children, domestic violence, and relationship property. A number of our lawyers also practice in specialist areas such as Hague Convention cases and matters involving Protection of Personal and Property Rights. Most of our lawyers have lawyer for child status. We have broad experience in all aspects of a family legal case. That means we can offer pragmatic solutions and direction whether you are in the beginning stages of your case all the way through to when advocacy is required at a defended hearing. We have consistently ranked highly in Doyle’s Guide for several years. The firm is the author of the Westlaw commentary on domestic violence. All of our lawyers are members of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society and the Wellington Family Court Association. We offer a friendly and relaxed environment with toys and videos for the kids. We prioritise access to justice and provide legal aid.

Friendly and approachable.

Dedicated to looking after you and your Whanau.



We have over 10 years experience in various practice areas

Through personal experiences and those of the community we serve, we are able to offer real-life empathy with all manner of issues facing families today.

Please feel free to contact us for a free initial assessment of your particular situation and legal requirement.

Our Offices

Centrally located in Dudley Street, Lower Hutt, the Nathan Family Law office is easy to find with street parking usually available just outside the door.

Our People

We are a small but enthusiastic team working hard to quickly and efficiently resolve any legal issues you may have. You’ll find us approachable and efficient in your dealings with us. We look forward to being of service.

Our Service

Your situation requiring legal expertise is very important to us. Drawing from our extensive experience in a wide range of services, we aim to provide the most expedient and cost effective resolution to your problems.



Wellington Family Law was established in 1994 by Simon Maude (who is now a Family Court Judge). Wellington Family Law closed in September 2019 and the three partners, Caroline Hannan, Chris Dellabarca and Sija Spaak, commenced work as Barristers, working from the same premises, now called Wellington Family Law Chambers. Sija Spaak moved to the Wairarapa in 2022 so is no longer with Wellington Family law Chambers.

All of the barristers at Wellington Family Law Chambers are members of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

Our offices are centrally located in the heart of the Wellington CBD.



We draft and advise on relationship property agreements and help to negotiate fair and reasonable settlements. Our family lawyers are also able to provide expert advice on situations involving children.

Matters involving relationship property and family are often emotionally charged and challenging for people to address.

We understand these challenges. We take the time to firstly find out what is important to you before explaining the legal position and determining how we can achieve the best outcome to suit your circumstances.

We assist people who are separating or entering into a new relationship to understand the implications of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. A Relationship Property Agreement may be appropriate, which allows you to set your own rules about the ownership of your property and the arrangements for division in the event your relationship ends.

Our family lawyers specialise in divorce law and separation. In the event of separation, we can help negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement with a former partner, including providing advice in regard to the ongoing care arrangements for any children.

However, where a fair and reasonable settlement is not possible, we can advise you of your Court options and represent you at all stages of the Court process.

Our Wellington family lawyers have the expertise and experience to protect your interests and to guide you to a solution in whatever relationship property or family law matter you are dealing with.



Wakefields Lawyers is now an over 25 person strong team, thriving in five locations – Wellington, Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin, and Foxton. This makes our highly experienced team tremendously flexible with where we’re able to meet our clients, bringing quality legal advice to your local neighbourhood.

We understand that our clients require commercially sound, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions delivered to their time frame, not ours. At Wakefields Lawyers, we pride ourselves on making the complex simple and ensure we always exceed our clients’ expectations.


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