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.

Latest News

Is New Zealand a potential tax haven?

This question is in the government’s spotlight. The problem is foreign trusts. A foreign trust is a trust held in New Zealand where all the settlors live outside New Zealand.

As a trustee, what information do you have to provide to beneficiaries?

Trustees are obliged to provide certain information to beneficiaries, but how much? This question has been a continuing source of frustration for trustees, especially those who find their discretionary decisions...