Our office is open, and we are following Government guidelines to ensure we keep both you and our team safe.

All meetings with our team members must be scheduled in advance. Please wear a face covering when visiting our office. We have disposable face masks if you need them.
We ask that you respect the members of our team who are taking the necessary precautions and following the required guidelines to help us all stay well.


Providing property, corporate and
commercial legal services and advice to
businesses throughout Hawke’s Bay.

Bramwell Bate prides itself on being able to
assist clients on a wide range of service areas

Corporate and Commercial Law

Bramwell Bate specialises in providing corporate and commercial legal services and advice to a broad range of businesses throughout Hawke’s Bay.

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Property Law

Whether you are buying or selling, looking to build, we have the experience to assist you through these processes with our quality legal advice.

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Family Law

Our family law team are here to help you through this hard time. Our aim is to help you resolve issues as effectively and quickly as possible.

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Civil Litigation

Talk to us first if you are having difficulty resolving a dispute. We can assist you to quickly identify the facts, isolate the legal issues and plan your strategy.

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Criminal Litigation

Criminal law covers any one of the Government enforcement agencies that have laid a charge against you. We offer the specialist services of Roger Philip.

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Relationship Property Law

Unless you enter into an agreement with your spouse or partner, the rules in the Property  Act 1976 will apply to the division of all property on separation.

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Wills, Trusts
and Power of Attorney

From simple estate plans where all assets are left to the surviving spouse, or children to more complicated plans involving companies, trusts and family businesses

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Employment Law

We can offer advice on the procedures that should be taken by either party in terms of redundancies, disciplinary action or discussing a personal grievance.

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Intellectual Property Law

We can advise you on how to protect your intellectual property. View our services and see who can assist you with your request

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Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation

The team at Bramwell Bate knows that every situation is unique. So they will use their judgement and experience to advise you as to the best option available to you.

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Maori Legal Issues

Maori Land related issues are frequently difficult and complex. Our lawyers will be able to assist you to understand the issues and to provide both practical and workable solutions.

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Estate Administration

Our experienced estates team are here to help with all aspects of estate administration including Probate, Letters of Administration and distribution to beneficiaries. Our team will also liaise with various organisations including banks, insurance companies, and Work and Income.

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“It’s our job to know the law. We keep up-to-date with legislative changes and make sure you are aware of them. We stay at the top of our game so you can stay at the top of yours.”