Rachael is a senior family lawyer, with over 30 years’ experience. Rachael provides expert advice and representation in all aspects of family law.


Rachael Dewar (LLB, BA) is the founder and principal of Rachael Dewar Law. Rachael provides expert advice and representation in all aspects of family law including relationship property, estate claims, pre-nuptial agreements, parenting and relocation, adoption and surrogacy arrangements.

Rachael is a senior Lawyer for Child and an accredited FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) Mediator and has many years hands-on experience in mediation.

Rachael is also a long-standing member of the Wellington Family Law Committee of the NZ Law Society and recently served on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section. In November 2019, Rachael was Chair of the NZLS Family Law Conference, attended by over 400 family lawyers and other experts from NZ and overseas. She was a member of the organising committee for the 2021 Conference as well.

Rachael is passionate about empowering clients to find the best solutions, as well as seeing justice done. Outside of work Rachael is active in the local community. She is a Trustee on several charitable Trust Boards, all of which are voluntary positions. Rachael also volunteers at the Soup Kitchen, sings in the Orpheus Choir, and is an avid reader and dedicated book club member.


Degrees: LLB/BA
Admission to High Court: 1987


38-42 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington Central


Email: rachael@dewarlaw.co.nz
Phone: 04 891 0500

Areas of practice

Dispute resolution, Family, Mediation 

Languages spoken