07 347 9466 1109 Fenton Street, Rotorua NZServing Rotorua for over 100 years

Welcome to Davys Burton

Merger Announcement

Tompkins Wake and Davys Burton are delighted to announce their merger effective from 1 November 2014. The merged firm will be operating locally from Hamilton, Auckland and Rotorua. The partners at Tompkins Wake are truly excited about the business opportunity presented and look forward to being a positive player in the Rotorua business and wider community. The partners at Davys Burton are thrilled to be able to bring new professionals into Rotorua and to be able to offer a greater wealth of specialist expertise to their clients, both business and private. The merged firm will be perfectly positioned to provide enhanced high quality professional legal services in Rotorua for Rotorua. The law firm will trade under the name "Tompkins Wake (incorporating Davys Burton)" in Rotorua. The partners of the combined entity will number 18 from 1 November 2014.  

Any queries regarding the merger can be directed to James MacGillivray or Richard Pryce. For further information go to www.tompkinswake.co.nz


You're in good hands

We cover all major areas of law including property, commercial, civil, criminal and family law. If you need us urgently, we’ll make time to talk with you so you will never be left without answers.  Whether you need help dividing assets, creating a Will or buying a home, our specialised teams are on hand to provide you with tailored legal services. We firmly believe relationships are the currency of good business practice, so we’ll ensure you are understood, expertly advised and always feel confident in our advice. 

Distinguished legal services in the Bay of Plenty region

With a history dating back over 100 years, Davys Burton is Rotorua’s leading full service law firm.   Our skilled teams are experts in their field, so whether you are a new or existing client, we will deliver the highest quality service and legal advice. 


Our People


Our practitioners are here to provide you with the highest quality legal advice

Get to know us a little better and meet the faces behind Davys Burton.

About Us


Davys Burton holds a special place in Rotorua's history as the longest established full service legal practice in the city.

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Our Expertise 


We offer specialist legal advice delivered with skill, knowledge and experience.
Our expert teams will manage your legal requirements with confidence and care.  

Click through to our Expertise page to find out more about our services.

A snapshot of some of our people

Jaya Chittenden


Jo Lofroth

Senior Registered Legal Executive

Richard Pryce


Jodie Foster


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