Rural and Farming Law

Through its long history Brookfields has provided legal services to the rural community throughout New Zealand. Among our rural clients we have a number of farming families for whom we have acted for generations as well as new agricultural undertakings. We provide practical advice in dealing with, what is today, a very technical business.

We have the experience and expertise to advise you on all the issues that arise in connection with rural industries such as:

  • Rural land transactions including overseas investment controls
  • Farm sales and purchases, including Fonterra issues
  • Rural leases
  • Resource Management Act issues, including subdivision
  • Rural lending and securities
  • Agribusiness partnerships and business structures
  • Sharemilking and grazing agreements
  • Farm ownership structures
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Relationship Property agreements
  • Biosecurity
  • Employment & OSH issues
  • Insurance
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

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Auckland Office: +64 9 379 9350

Wellington Office: +64 4 499 9824


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