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

If you are not fully vaccinated, we are unable to hold face-to-face meetings with you and will instead arrange meetings with you by telephone or video call. On arrival to the office, we will sight and scan your Vaccine Pass.
All meetings with our team members must be scheduled in advance. We are limiting the number of clients at our office to ensure physical distancing.
Please scan in and wear a face covering. We have disposable face masks if you need them, and manual contact tracing is available.
We ask that you respect the members of our team who are taking the necessary precautions and following the required Government guidelines to help us all stay well.


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

Law Clerk

Tayla Westman

Tayla’s family made the move from South Africa to New Zealand in 2008 and quickly climatized to the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle. Tayla joined Bramwell Bate during the summer of 2020 as a legal intern and is now working part-time in anticipation of completing her studies in early 2022. Tayla will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a BA from the University of Auckland. Her Honours research targets legislative reform to the Crimes Act 1961 in light of contemporary issues.

Law Clerk

Lois McLintock

Lois was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay, attending Hastings Girls’ High School before leaving for university. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2020 with a Bachelor of Laws and is currently studying toward her Master of Laws specialising in Public Law and Human Rights through the University of Auckland. Lois has a particular interest in human rights issues in criminal law and process.

Lois returned to the Bay in mid-2021 and joined the team at Bramwell Bate in October 2021.

Outside of work, Lois enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, playing classical piano, watching the NBA and soaking up the Hawke’s Bay sun (preferably with a dog in tow!).