About Carlile Dowling Lawyers

Carlile Dowling Lawyers have been setting the standard for the practice of law in Hawke's Bay since 1874. The Napier based law firm and its team of experienced law practitioners and legal executives are highly skilled in all facets of law.

From Carlile Dowling you can expect good old fashioned personal service along with sound, strategic advice with practical solutions for your personal and business needs. With our strong team of dedicated experts, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of professional legal services.

Carlile Dowling has the expertise to manage a wide range of legal requirements from property and commercial matters, to family law and litigation.

We are specialists in domestic and commercial conveyancing, rural property, estate planning and administration.
We also have formidable immigration expertise and can help you with visas, permanent residence, citizenship and restoring lawful immigration status for overstayers and persons facing deportation.

We have a highly experienced litigation team, commercial & civil team, and our family lawyers deal with all aspects of family law including relationship property and youth advocacy. We represent your interests, providing sound advice backed by many years of experience.

The depth and breadth of experience within Carlile Dowling enables us to provide a superior legal service that is timely and cost competitive.

Call us today for sound legal advice and excellent service, or for more information please visit our website.

What makes us different?

We have an immigration team which will help you with any legal matters around residency, visas and citizenship.

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67 Raffles Street Napier South Napier


  • Auckland District Law Society

  • NZ Law Society

Opening hours

  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • Closed
  • Closed

Products and services

  • Permanent Residence
  • Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Temporary Visas
  • Partner Visas
  • Applications
  • Passports
  • Immigrant Visas
  • Immigration Attorneys
Service Options
  • Online Services
  • Civil Law
  • Business Law
  • Families
  • Legal Advice
  • Immigration Services

Mailing address

Private BAG 6021 Napier 4142

Parking options

Free On-Street

Payment options

  • MasterCard
  • Financing Available
  • Credit Terms Available
  • Cash
  • VISA
  • Personal Cheques
  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)


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