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

The time to listen to your lawyer is… now!

Throughout life, people give you advice: parents, friends, doctors… the list goes on and on. Hindsight can be a tough teacher when we don’t listen, which is why lawyers constantly...

Trusts under attack!

Trusts are used in many ways, but often their purpose is to protect assets, including claims by former spouses and partners.