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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As a Director, are you making the best decisions for your company?

The Court of Appeal recently revisited the critical subject of how far directors must go to ‘take all reasonable and proper steps’ when making decisions on behalf of their company.


When attention to detail goes bad…

Dot your I’s and cross your T’s! In business, we know we should do this but we sometimes don’t.