Rural law

Based in Hamilton, and with a presence in Paeroa, we recognise that farming and agriculture are the cornerstone of Waikato’s economy.

We act for leaders in both the dairy industry and the rural retail industry. We also provide advice to organisations involved in research for the benefit of the dairy industry.

As New Zealand’s rural industry continues to develop, so do the legal and compliance issues which confront it. We have extensive experience in all aspects of rural law.

Our specialist rural lawyers provide advice on all issues affecting the rural industry, including:

  • Farm sales and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and limited and general partnerships
  • Advice on ownership structures and asset protection
  • Rural leases
  • Management agreements
  • Forestry rights
  • Resource management issues and consents
  • Environmental compliance and prosecutions
  • Wind farm agreements
  • Sharemilking agreements
  • Employment agreements

Experts in the field


Jake Casey


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 6681


Dr. Joan Forret


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4662


Sarah Rawcliffe


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4660


Mark Thomson


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4669