Sarah is responsible for collecting client due diligence information and maintaining records necessary for AML compliance. She also looks after deeds and provides backup for reception.
Clarissa moved to the beautiful Hawke’s Bay early in 2021, following five years in Auckland after immigrating from South Africa in 2016. Clarissa loves cooking and baking, enjoys entertaining with family and friends, and of course spending time with her hubby and two kids.
Jenny joined the team at Bramwell Bate in 2018 following a move back to Napier from Central Hawke’s Bay, where she worked with a Waipukurau law firm for more than ten years. Jenny enjoys spending time walking the many beautiful trails around Napier, renovating her home, and trying to keep up with her young granddaughter.
Senior Legal Assistant
Jude brings to the firm more than twenty years’ experience in conveyancing and family law. When not busy organising the office lotto or our Friday drinks, Jude enjoys spending time with friends, tramping in the hills, walking her Labradoodle Harry and relaxing with a fine wine.
Cathi relocated to the Bay from Queenstown in 2017 to be closer to family and friends. She joined Bramwell Bate the same year. The legal profession has sparked her interest and she is currently studying towards the Legal Executive Diploma. When not studying or working, Cathi is out walking her dog, biking, kayaking, and exploring the great restaurants, vineyards and local beaches on offer in the area.
Front Office Executive
Wendy joined the firm in January 2021 following her return to Hawke’s Bay from Wellington, where she was the Sports Coordinator at Wellington High School. Wendy is a keen sportsperson and is enjoying being back in the Bay which allows her to spend time with family and friends.
Chloé was born and raised in the Northeast of England and emigrated to New Zealand in 2007. She spent 12 years in Auckland before relocating to Hawke’s Bay with her husband. Prior to joining Bramwell Bate, Chloé was a receptionist at a local Hastings law firm for a couple of years following ten years in the insurance industry. In her spare time, Chloé enjoys renovating her 1920s villa, collecting cats and plants, and sampling local Hawke’s Bay wines.
Wendy has around 30 years’ experience in the legal sector in Australia and joined the firm in late 2020. She provides legal secretarial support to the criminal and family law team. Outside the office, Wendy spends most of her time enjoying the outdoors whether it be the beach, diving, hiking or checking out the local vineyards on her electric scooter.