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.


This area of Law covers all matters
placed before the District Court where
your personal liberty can be at risk.

It is essential to get specialist and timely advice if any of the Government enforcement agencies desire to interview you or prosecute you.

This firm offers the specialist services of Roger Philip who has nearly 30 years of experience in New Zealand criminal law. Roger specialises in Criminal law and Commercial law and can also assist you in other areas of law including Family, Relationship Property, Property law and Employment law.

Roger is a Category 4 Criminal lawyer – the highest category in criminal law.

Roger has taken cases to the High Courts and District Courts of New Zealand and to the Court of Appeal.

Roger assists legally aided clients.

Roger represents clients on all criminal law matters including:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Damage to property
  • Disorderly behaviour
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Driving with excess breath /blood alcohol
  • Driving whilst disqualified / other driving charges
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud
  • Kidnapping / abduction
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder/homicide
  • Parole hearings
  • Possession of offensive weapons charges
  • Receiving
  • Sexual offences
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Wilful damage
  • Work licences/limited licence
  • WINZ prosecutions

Our legal experts in this area:

Roger Philip


Roger Philip

Contact Roger

Will Hawkins


Will Hawkins

Contact Will