Woodward Chrisp is the amalgamation of two long established Gisborne legal firms: Woodward Iles & Co and Chrisp and Chrisp.  Today’s partners are Ross Revington, Adam Simperingham, Jeff Allen and Ellie FitzGerald. Our firm is a member of NZ Law which is an association of 59 independent law firms.

About us
Our Journey so far

The present-day firm, Woodward Chrisp, pays homage in its name to the history of providing legal services in the Gisborne district since 1884...

Our Incredible Team

It’s the people at Woodward Chrisp that make all the difference...


Other Headlines

New Staff - Welcome Janet
28th November 2018

The partners of Woodward Chrisp are pleased to welcome Janet Calder-Watson to both the firm and Gisborne.

New Overseas Investment laws apply to the purchase of residential or lifestyle land
20th October 2018

When you are ready to buy a home, your lawyer or real estate agent will ask you to complete a...

Ekiden - 12-14 October 2018.
15th October 2018

Again, Woodward Chrisp took part in the Rotorua Ekiden team marathon on 13 October 2018.

Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa Hui-ā-Tau 2018 ki Rotorua
12th October 2018

“Ka kuhu au ki te ture, hei matua mo te pani”


Woodward Chrisp is a well established firm of 30 working in spacious offices, with modern technology and excellent support staff.

While we value hard work we also make sure all staff have time to enjoy the relaxed Gisborne lifestyle with its sun, surf and social life in the heart of our wine country.

Our Practice is ideally suited to that person who appreciates all that living in a small city has to offer...