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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Heather Iqbal Rayner

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Director of housing, Heather, specialises in all housing law matters, including; possession, disrepair, anti-social behaviour, injunctions, homelessness, unlawful evictions and presenting Equality Act defences for vulnerable tenants.

In addition to her social housing work, Heather also handles social welfare tribunal, judicial review claimant and community care matters. Her civil litigation work includes contentious probate, party wall disputes and s17 appeals against the employment of illegal workers. She acts for a wide spectrum of clients throughout South Wales and has extensive experience acting for vulnerable individuals.

Heather’s prominence and experience in her field enables her to work effectively with an increasingly wide variety of contacts and third sector organisations, ensuring that they receive a full and comprehensive service in relation to their legal issues at hand.

Additionally, Heather spends much of her time campaigning on behalf of solicitors who need assistance and support, as well as responding to many legal consultations to enable as many clients as is possible to have access to justice. Heather also works on a pro bono basis for many clients and is an active member of LawWorks running Duncan Lewis's Cardiff Pro Bono Clinic.


Heather joined Duncan Lewis as a solicitor in 2013 and was appointed partner-level director in 2015. In 2017, Heather was commended in both the ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year Award’ at the Law Society Excellence Awards and ‘Best Contribution by an Individual’ Category at the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards.


Heather is a member of the Law Society's Membership Committee.


Heather has an LLB and a BA in English and Philosophy from the Open University.

Wales: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Leading individuals

Heather Iqbal Rayner - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Social housing

Duncan Lewis Solicitors provides ‘thorough and accurate advice’ to often vulnerable tenants and handles an array of contentious work including reviews, appeals and judicial review proceedings relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes. ‘Conscientious, hardworking and highly knowledgeable’ team head Heather Iqbal Rayner ‘takes great pride in her work’ and handles work for clients based in south Wales and Bristol, with a particular specialism in Equality Act claims for vulnerable tenants. Rayner also recently participated in Court of Appeal hearing Cardiff County Council v Jonathan Lee. Lynda Reid handles a range of social housing matters including defending injunctions and possession orders on behalf of vulnerable clients.

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