Bramwell Bate is open for business during Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

Our office is now open and operating under Government guidelines to ensure we keep both you and our team safe.
To limit the number of clients at our office at any given time, we are carefully scheduling client meetings.
We have QR Code and contact tracing at the office entrance, along with hand sanitiser and disposable face masks.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.


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

Client Administrator

Sarah Bartle

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.

Legal Secretary

Clarissa Botes

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.

Legal Secretary

Jenny Day

Jenny provides secretarial support to Kevin Osborne.

Legal Secretary

Jude Hay

Jude provides secretarial support for Quentin Johnston, Christine Symes and Anna Bernie.

Michelle Hoy

Estates Administrator

Michelle Hoy

Michelle is part of our estate’s team as an Estates Administrator. Michelle brings to the firm her experience in Case Management and Clinical Coding and has worked within the health sector for more than ten years.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, all animals great and small, and the walking trails and nature of our beautiful region here in Hawke’s Bay.

Legal Secretary

Cathi Keenan

Cathi provides secretarial support to Jane Howden and Leah McHardy.

Billing Coordinator

Jodie Lawson

Jodie brings to the firm ten years’ experience in accounts roles and joined us in 2020 as Billing Coordinator. In this newly created role, Jodie oversees the processing of the firm’s invoices, letters of engagements and accounts rendered.

Front Office Executive

Wendy McIntyre

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.

Estates Administrator

Donna Turner

Donna assists with the administration of Estates.

Legal Secretary

Wendy Grant

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.

Administration Assistant

Chloé Smart

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.