Rural, Succession Planning and Agribusiness

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

Unlike other businesses, farming is involved in every aspect of the law. Rural businesses face the same legal issues as other businesses in terms of structure, employment, contracts and managing risks. They also have to deal with resource management, irrigation, effluent discharge, water and a wide range of other legal issues.

As many farms are family owned and operated businesses, agribusiness also has other legal considerations such as asset protection, planning and succession to pass the farm on to future generations. As such, farmers need lawyers with expertise in every aspect of the law to represent them effectively.

Commercial Maritime Law

For maritime business owners, we provide sound advice for the sale and purchase of vessels, registration, ownerships and other legal matters related to running your business.


If you’re facing a marine sector dispute, we have lawyers with extensive experience in the resolution of claims and the regulatory defence of prosecutions.


We stay at the forefront of any changes to legislation governing the maritime sector and can provide advice about how any changes will affect your business.

How we help

We’ve represented families from our rural communities for generations and have specialist expertise in the farming sector. Our rural lawyers offer sound advice for any legal matter related to your farming business, rural property or plans for the future.

As your business partner and legal advisor, we form lifelong relationships with our agribusiness and rural clients to help you achieve your professional and personal goals, and so you can focus on what you do best.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Resource management
  • Irrigation consents
  • Effluent discharge
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Succession planning
  • Water rights and water scheme
  • Sale and purchase of property or businesses
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Banking and finance
  • Cooperative agreements
  • Subdivisions
  • Leases
  • Easements and covenants
  • Employment and immigration
  • Health and safety
  • Relationship property issues