Bramwell Bate provide corporate and commercial
legal services and advice to a broad range
of businesses throughout Hawke's Bay.

From company formations through to their liquidation we can help ensure that your business complies with company law.

We ensure your company is adequately protected from insolvent customers through appropriate terms of trade and PPSR security, and that your business relationships are properly documented.

We are specialists the following areas:


  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Commercial contracts
  • Company incorporation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership formation
  • Joint ventures
  • Ensuring compliance with all government and local body requirements
  • Licensing and franchising
  • Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) registration and searches


  • Formations
  • PPSR
  • Liquidations
  • Insolvency
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Tailored Constitutions


  • Business sales and purchases
  • Partnership agreements
  • Leases and tenancies
  • Trademarks, copyright and the protection of intellectual property
  • Franchising and licensing agreements
  • Purchases and administration
  • Banking and financing transactions including all aspects of lending security work
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Terms of trade

Our legal experts in this area:


Edward Bostock

Contact Edward


Kevin Osborne

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Roger Philip

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Managing Director

Christine Symes

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Leah McHardy

Contact Leah

Jane Howden

Senior Associate

Jane Howden

Contact Jane

Anna Bernie

Senior Associate

Anna Bernie

Contact Anna