Rural and Agri-Business

Rural and Agri-Business

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Agriculture is the powerhouse of New Zealand’s economy. We provide expert legal advice on all aspects of the rural sector.

Rural Property

Making decisions regarding rural property can be difficult and time-consuming. We cover all aspects of buying, selling, and subdividing farms. We also advise on equity and limited partnerships, sharemilking contracts, water takes, and resource consents.

  • Buying, selling, and subdividing farms
  • Equity partnerships
  • Sharemilker contracts
  • Water takes and resource consents
Agricultural Leasing & Disputes

Our leasing advisement covers farms, estates, and other rural property. We also deal with rural lease disputes, sharemilking disputes and help with livestock registration.

  • Farm, estate, and rural property leasing
  • Sharemilking disputes
  • Rural lease disputes
  • Livestock registration
Employment Issues

We draft and provide advice on employment agreements, personal grievances, redundancy, termination, and health & safety policies.. We help our employer clients  navigate issues such as employee misconduct, poor performance, and company restructuring. Our team also provides legal representation at mediations, employment tribunals and in the Employment Court.

  • Employment agreements
  • Personal grievances
  • Redundancy and termination
  • Health and safety and drug testing policies
  • Employee misconduct and poor performance
  • Company restructuring
  • Mediation, employment tribunal, and Court representation
Future Arrangements

Planning for the future can be a challenging process. We work with our clients on a range of succession issues, including the transfer of assets between generations, estate planning, and asset protection.

  • Succession planning
  • Asset protection
  • Wills and trusts
  • Estate planning and management

Our Experts In This Area

Director

Linda Miles

Director
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Director

Sue Garmonsway

Director
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Consultant

Valerie Mackay

Consultant
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Registered Conveyancer and Legal Executive (Fellow)

Bradie Claydon

Registered Conveyancer and Legal Executive (Fellow)
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Registered Legal Executive

Rachael Tyler

Registered Legal Executive
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