Our Directors

Find our team members
who have the right expertise to assist you
with your legal requirements.

Edward Bostock

Director

Edward Bostock

Edward emigrated from the UK in January 2012 with his wife, Sarah, who was raised in Hawke’s Bay.

Edward obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield in the UK and before moving to New Zealand worked in the Courts in London, primarily at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey).

Edward works in the following areas:

  • Property
  • Rural
  • Company and commercial
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Trusts, estate and succession planning
  • Wills & power of attorneys
  • Estates

Edward has a particular interest in:

  • Company and commercial
  • Property
  • Equine law – breeding contracts, sale and purchase agreements
  • Elder law – residential care subsidy – planning for it and preparing applications

Outside of work Edward is kept busy by the family business, KS Show Horses, which is a stud farm breeding show ponies, and by his young (and growing) family. He is a keen sportsman playing golf (member at Hastings Golf Club), hockey and cricket, while he is also an avid rugby fan.

Quentin Johnston

Director

Quentin Johnston

Quentin specialises in property matters, corporate and commercial matters, estates, wills, trusts and asset protection.

He has wide commercial experience and believes in providing pragmatic and practical solutions in a timely and efficient manner.

Kevin Osborne

Director

Kevin Osborne

Kevin is an active sportsman and committee member of Multisport New Zealand and an Honorary Solicitor for numerous sports clubs and organisations.

Kevin provides legal expertise in general conveyancing, corporate and commercial matters, family trusts, estates, asset management and protection, subdivisions and property development, charitable trusts and sports law.

Roger Philip

Director

Roger Philip

Roger has been practising law in Hawkes Bay since 1996.

Roger provides services in corporate and commercial, property, civil litigation, criminal litigation, traffic, estates, family, wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

He provides clarity for his clients on the complexities of the legal processes they are engaged in, and focuses on getting them the right result.

Malcolm Taylor

Director

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm was born and raised in Hastings. He attended Victoria University and graduated with a law degree in 1972.

Malcolm works in the following areas:

  • Property
  • Rural
  • Company and commercial
  • Trusts, estate and succession planning
  • Wills & power of attorneys
  • Estates

Malcolm has a particular interest in:

  • Residential property, rural matters and farming

Malcolm has been involved with the affairs of the profession as a member of the Hawke’s Bay District Law Society. He enjoys skiing, fishing, gardening and family activities.

Graham throp

Director

Graham Throp

Graham was born in Balclutha but grew up in Napier. In 1972 he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Otago University.

Graham works in the following areas:

  • Property
  • Rural
  • Company and commercial
  • Trusts, estate and succession planning
  • Wills & power of attorneys

When away from the office Graham enjoys family, golf, fishing and the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle.