Rural Law

A burgeoning economy

The Waitaki has a burgeoning economy thanks in large part to the efforts within it’s primary industry sector. The specialist advisors in our rural legal team are working hard each day to ensure this success can continue.

There is always a lot going on in the agricultural landscape throughout the wider Otago region. Lawyers working here need to have an in-depth understanding of the primary industry sector and the myriad issues directly affecting the complex, ever-changing area of law that affects it.

We have the experience to deliver these results – with a multitude of happy clients and, occasionally, the dirt under our fingernails to prove it. Across a wide range of rural activities, from dairy to marine farming, cropping to irrigation to engineering to farming workplace safety, our robust, pragmatic advice provides the impetus for successful changes and thriving businesses.

Our Services Include:
  • Primary industry joint venture equity syndicates
  • Asset protection
  • Succession planning
  • Rural financing arrangements
  • Sharemilking agreements
  • Grazing and cropping agreements
  • Resource consents and compliance with the RMA
  • The ETS and implications for the rural sector
  • ACC matters
  • Rural employment agreements
  • Rural conveyancing
  • Sale and purchase of stock and plant
  • Fonterra and irrigation shares