Leah was born and raised in Hawkes Bay. She graduated from the University of Otago in 1999 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Regional and Resource Planning. Upon returning from her OE in 2002, she practised in Gisborne and then Darwin, and returned to Hawkes Bay in 2013 where she worked for another local firm before joining Bramwell Bate in August 2017.
Leah works in the following areas:
Outside of the office Leah is kept busy with her three sons and their various school and sporting activities, and is secretary of the Havelock North Junior Rugby Club and a member of the Parkvale School PTA.
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.
Christine was born and raised on a farm in Southland before attending boarding school in Dunedin. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2000 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. After her OE, Christine moved to Hawke’s Bay with her husband who was born and raised locally. Christine first practised in law firms in both Napier and Dannevirke before enjoying a stint as an in-house lawyer for a local livestock finance company, StockCo, and latterly at a law firm in Hastings. Christine joined Bramwell Bate in early 2020.
Christine works in the following areas:
Christine was appointed Managing Director in 2021. Christine supports our GM, Cherie, in leadership and implementation of our business plan, guides alignment of firm management, and ensures the leadership team provide support and mentoring to all our lawyers.
Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons embracing the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle.