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Noel Rayner is a dedicated family lawyer, mental health lawyer and criminal lawyer located in Dunedin

Highly experienced and resourceful, Noel Rayner Barrister will share his valuable knowledge to assist with your legal problems, no matter how complex they seem.

Operating in the Dunedin and Otago regions, as a sole practicing barrister and specialist practitioner, he is a legal aid provider and can provide a range of personal legal services. Whether you require a criminal, family or mental health lawyer, Noel Rayner Barrister can help.

He provides an after-hours service outside of normal business hours from his practice in Dunedin to further assist clients.

Criminal law

For issues involving criminal law it’s essential that you obtain the services of a specialist legal practitioner. With over two decades experience as a criminal, family and mental health lawyer, Noel Rayner Barrister is a member of the NZ Crminal Bar Association and has a wide range of experience and expertise with criminal matters including traffic and land transport cases in Dunedin.

Family law

Noel Rayner Barrister offers an independant approach when it comes to family law. A specialist family lawyer in Dunedin and Otago, he has substantial experience in:

  • Care of Children Law
  • Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act (Child Youth and Family Service)
  • Paternity and adoption
  • Family violence, including protection orders
  • Mediation
  • Family domestic court
  • Member of the NZ Law Society Family Law Section
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Mental health law

Noel Rayner Barrister is a leading practicing mental health lawyer with an in depth understanding of mental health issues and a strong knowledge of the psychiatric profession. With the sensitive and understanding approach needed to handle such cases, he can cater to such specialist areas as:

  • Compulsory treatment orders
  • Mental health reviews
  • Complaints of mistreatment
  • Noel Rayner is member of Patients Rights Advocacy, an independent non-government funded patient rights advocacy society.

If you require a mental health lawyer in the Dunedin or Otago region don't hesitate to call.
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