Meares Williams, Rural Lawyers Canterbury.
Meares Williams has been serving Christchurch and Canterbury Farmers and businesses for over 100 years.
We have a long tradition of providing high quality, cost-effective rural legal services throughout New Zealand.
Our clients include national corporations, farmers, sharemilkers, construction companies, large estates and trusts, large scale rural operators, incorporated societies and individuals, many of whom have been with us for decades.
All of our clients have direct contact with the partner who is responsible for their work and each partner directly oversees work carried out by other members of the team.
We place genuine emphasis on a sense of concern for people and their personal and business interests. This focus has been instilled by partners throughout the years.
Our team has a wealth of experience in farm purchases, sales, financing, leases and related matters such as Fonterra shares and structures of ownership to maximize asset protection while providing flexibility and control.
We understand the specific needs of rural clients and the many issues affecting farmers and the necessity for their lawyers to have a real appreciation of the rural sector. Our experienced farming professionals are conversant in a wide range of rural matters and are able to give specialist advice to all farmers.
Our rural services include:
- Sharemilking agreements
- Structures, including company formation and trusts
- Asset protection
- Tax planning
- Resource consents and resource management matters
- Accident compensation (ACC)
- Dairy company shares
- Financing arrangements
- Grazing or cropping agreements
- Rural conveyancing, including sales and purchases
- Leases and licences to occupy
- Employment agreements
- Environmental issues
- Occupational health and safety issues
- Syndications and equity agreements
- Relationship property agreements
- Resolving property disputes following a separation
Contact us 03 374 2547
First Floor, 225 Papanui Road
78 Rolleston Drive
43 Gerald Street
Darfield Business Hub
68 South Terrace