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

When good husbandry goes bad

When rural land is bought and sold, sale and purchase agreements usually contain a ‘good husbandry’ clause.


Wages, calves and a doggy disaster

In this article we’ve got three important updates for the rural community concerning the care of people, animals and farm property.