Exceptional legal service. Friendly approachable people.


For all life’s matters, the team at Gifford Devine have your back. Since 1896, our lawyers have been providing straight-talking, practical advice and advocacy to people, families and businesses in Hawke’s Bay.

As your legal champions, we’ll serve you as a trusted adviser, listen to your needs, offer plain English advice, and find a solution to get you the best possible outcome.

We have the expertise to identify potential legal issues, to help you make important decisions, and to realise your goals. We’re your legal champions for all reasons and at all stages of life.

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Directors have personal liability for company debt in liquidationA recent decision in the Court of Appeal* has made a director liable for almost $500,000 of company debt due to the...


Potpourri of employment law changes ahead

Monday, 6 May 2019 is D-dayLast year saw many changes in the employment law sphere, with the Labour-led government delivering on promises of reform in this area.