Bramwell Bate is pleased to announce their newest Director

Bramwell Bate Lawyers are pleased to announce that Anna Bernie has been promoted to Director at the firm. With nearly ten years of experience at Bramwell Bate (previously Bramwell Grossman), Anna now joins current Directors Christine Symes, Roger Phillip, Edward Bostock, Leah Bernie, and Kevin Osborne as a member of the firm’s leadership team.

Anna was born and raised in Gisborne, initially on an orchard in Te Karaka before moving into town following Cyclone Bola. She pursued her education at Victoria University, studying law alongside Japanese. After five years practising family law in Gisborne, Anna relocated to Wellington to continue her career. However, the draw of regional NZ proved strong, leading her to settle in Hastings in 2015, her husband’s hometown, where they now live with their two children.

Reflecting on her career in Hawke’s Bay, Anna remarked, “I’ve been fortunate to work alongside exceptional lawyers who have provided invaluable support and mentorship. They have led the firm through various challenges, from housing market fluctuations to increased compliance regulations and the transformative impact of the post-Covid work environment.”

Anna is eager to step into her new leadership role, recognizing the importance of adapting to technological advancements like AI, which challenge regulatory frameworks. The firm believes in leveraging such tools to enhance the efficiency of legal services, while also ensuring accuracy is maintained.

Acknowledging the dynamic nature of a legal practice, Bramwell Bate Lawyers is committed to fostering a workplace that offers innovative solutions. This also includes providing flexible options such as hybrid and part-time employment to meet the evolving needs of both the team and clients. With technology, agile billing practices, effective practice management, and operational flexibility, the firm aims to enhance client satisfaction while also prioritising the well-being of its team.

In her new capacity as a Director of Bramwell Bate Lawyers, Anna looks forward to collaborating with clients and supporting the team in its ongoing growth and advancement.