Rural Lawyers

Rural Lawyers


Looking for Rural Lawyers. These top Rural Lawyers can help with Property Law, employment law, Share Milker Agreements, Buying Property, Trust Formation, and much more. 

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Rural Lawyers Northland

WRMK Lawyers


WRMK Lawyers is Northland’s largest law firm. Based in four offices across the North, we are proud of our reputation of being there for our clients whenever they need us. We believe in the importance of communication and being accessible, and have a strong focus on innovation, performance and excellence. We were the first New Zealand law firm to successfully transition to a digital office.

Previously also known as Webb Ross McNab Kilpatrick, our history dates back to the 1930s. Today, we have 11 directors, 26 lawyers, 14 legal executives and an amazing team of support people serving our clients in the areas of commercial, property, rural, employment, wills and estates, trusts, asset/wealth protection, litigation/disputes and relationship and family property.

We believe that the wellbeing of our people is critical to the success of our firm, and are proud to provide an excellent working environment and support network to all of our team to ensure they are happy and healthy at work.

Our rural team knows what it means to run a farming business (most of them do it themselves too).

Whether you’re buying or selling a farm or horticulture business, thinking about subdividing, or planning ahead for the next generation, we can help. We work with your accountant to identify tax and commercial issues and can advise you on business structures, usual industry practice and common fishhooks.

We also offer practical, pragmatic advice on day-to-day matters like employment law, farm health and safety compliance, commercial contracts, sharemilking arrangments and supplier agreements.

If things have gone a bit pear-shaped, we know how to get the best outcome for you. Our team is highly experienced in resolving sharemilking and other farming disputes by using the best tool for the job, including arbitration or going to court if necessary.

We know that all farms and families are different; let us use our depth of experience to find the best solution for your situation.

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Rural Lawyers Auckland

Anderson Lloyd


We have a long history of supporting the industries that make New Zealand successful. Our approach to innovation and adapting to changing times has consistently led to Anderson Lloyd being recognised as industry leaders and we are proud to achieve our ambitions while supporting our clients, our people and our communities.

Our lawyers are widely recognised for their expertise and the value they deliver. Located in Tāmaki Makaurau | AucklandŌtautahi | ChristchurchŌtepoti | Dunedin and Tāhuna | Queenstown, we have more than 170 partners and staff across our offices. Being located in four key economic centres enables us to bring local knowledge as well as a national team to any situation.

Anderson Lloyd is committed to acting sustainably. We are the first mid- large size New Zealand law firm to become Toitū carbonzero certified in line with international best practice. 

We have specialist expertise in the farming sector and act for a wide range of farming businesses. Our agribusiness and rural lawyers are able to advise you on a variety of legal matters related to your farm or rural property.

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Rural Lawyers Waikato

Harkness Henry


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, acting for leaders in both the dairy and rural retail industries, but also providing advice to organisations involved in research for the benefit of the dairy industry.

We offer a comprehensive commercial and private legal service, and our clients keep coming back to us because of that relationship – trust and honesty go a long way. Our aim is to be open, accurate, and one-step-ahead in everything we do, to achieve the very best for you, every time.

When the practices of the late Phillip Harkness and Clive Henry merged in 1945, we took on the firm’s current name.  From our early beginnings in Hamilton, we added conveniently located offices in Paeroa (since 1978) and more recently in Cambridge.

Today, Harkness Henry has become one of New Zealand’s best-known mid-sized law firms and a great place to build a career in law.

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Rural Lawyers BOP

Blackman Spargo Lawyers


Welcome to Blackman Spargo Rural Lawyers, a multi-award-winning law firm providing legal advice and services to rural clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Whether you need assistance with your sheep and beef farm, have a query about dairy farming practices, or need advice regarding your forestry block or kiwifruit orchard, our experienced team is ready and waiting to help.  Contact our expert rural lawyers today to learn more about our extensive range of services.

Blackman Spargo Rural Lawyers is located in Rotorua, the heart of rural New Zealand.   We are proud to service the needs of clients from the top of the north to the bottom of the south islands, and overseas clients.

Our Rural lawyers remain up to date with the latest rural news, advancements, and regulatory changes to ensure we can provide our agri-business clients with the best possible legal advice.

But it’s not all suits, computer screens, and paperwork.  While we can carry out the majority of our services using technology for your convenience, we also love putting on our gumboots and visiting our clients’ farms to learn more about their unique needs.

Whether you need our help in person or over the phone, you can rest assured all your agri-business complex legal needs can be taken care of.

We aspire to be the best specialist rural law firm in New Zealand and believe our hard work, continual learning, accountability, and good communication are what makes us something pretty special

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Rural Lawyers Hawkes Bay

Langley Twigg Lawyers


From dairy farms and pastoral blocks through orchards and market gardens to vineyards and forestry; from the largest forestry company in the region through world-renowned wineries to the smallest of lifestyle blocks; our team has the expertise to help you make things happen.

Whether you have a rural land transaction in the mix, are in need of some rural property advice, or have another unique farming law query, Langley Twigg has a fantastic team of rural lawyers that will help you with any rural law services you might need.

Langley Twigg has long been associated with top quality legal work by a friendly, knowledgeable and forward-thinking team. Our doors are always open for a quick chat, and we take pride in making all your legal dealings a pleasant experience.

Clients and staff alike love our seaside law firm in Ahuriri. It’s picturesque and right in the hub of the restaurant district; handy if you like to combine your business with leisure! We also have a fantastic Havelock North legal office – letting us serve the greater Hawke’s Bay region at our clients’ convenience.

 If you are from further afield, that’s no worry either. Being a member of the Lawlink group, and using modern communications technology, we can provide legal services to clients throughout New Zealand and abroad.

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Rural Lawyers Wellington

Lane Neave Lawyers


Agriculture and its related industries are major contributors to the New Zealand economy.  Lane Neave’s strength and depth across the entire legal spectrum coupled with our understanding of this diverse sector means we are well-placed to assist the businesses and individuals working in the agribusiness field. 

We have a talented team of Rural lawyers who know agribusiness, are specialists in their area of law and work together collaboratively to deliver great results.  We have not only worked on some of the industry’s largest transactions and disputes but many of our team have a farming background and are aware of the realities our client’s face.  We strive to make the complex simple and to provide clear, decisive legal advice which gives real value to our clients.

We act for large corporates, industry associations, individual farmers and small family businesses.  We are skilled in all primary industry sectors including dairying, sheep, beef, horticulture, viticulture, fisheries and forestry, along with businesses involved in supplying, distributing and processing.

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Rural Lawyers Christchurch


Tavendale and Partners is a leading New Zealand law firm, based in the South Island, but providing legal services and support throughout the country.

As trusted advisors to individuals, families and businesses, we work with our clients to navigate challenges, create opportunities, and open the doors to success. Whether we are taking instructions for a Will or working on a complex corporate project, our approach is the same: fresh, innovative and personalised.

With particular expertise in agribusiness and commercial law, we are proud to work with some of the most reputable businesses in the world. From grassroots family farming operations, to offshore investors and large corporates, our clients are at the top of their game.

To us, building a relationship with our clients, means understanding what matters to them, their family and their business. From there, our strength is bringing together the necessary expertise to deliver on the project at hand. We are big picture lawyers, but we never compromise on detail.

With offices throughout Canterbury, we consider ourselves local experts. However, our ability to venture further, advise remotely, and utilise the connections made with other professionals, has created a nationwide reach that continues to grow.

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Rural Lawyers Otago

AWS Legal


At AWS Legal, we believe that legal advice is more than just paperwork and technicalities. We believe it’s important to build relationships with our clients and provide services that truly meet their needs.

We understand that the legal process can be overwhelming, and that’s why we aim to keep you informed every step of the way. Our rural law team is committed to delivering on our promises, so you can have confidence in the services we provide.

When you work with us, you’ll be assigned a lead partner who will oversee your case and keep an eye on the big picture. This ensures that all work is completed efficiently and that practical advice is given in your best interests.

Our partners and solicitors all specialise in different areas of law and are always learning and improving. We have offices all over Southland and Central Otago, so you’ll benefit from the expertise and skills of a large firm, as well as our local knowledge and passion.

Whether you need help with buying or selling property, protecting your assets, planning your estate, or dealing with family law issues, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today and see how we can make a difference for you.

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Rural Lawyers Southland

Ward Adams Bryan-Lamb

Ward Adams Bryan-Lamb are rural law specialists with strong links to rural communities, particularly those in Southland.  We have been part of the Southland landscape for over 100 years and are the only law firm currently servicing the predominantly rural Western Southland area. 
We offer rural legal services to a wide range of rural based clients. Our lawyers can help you with any legal issues in relation to the rural sector, from buying and selling farms and other rural assets, leasing arrangements, succession planning, as well as all kinds of disputes within the industry.  
It is important to receive the right legal advice when acquiring or disposing of what is likely to be your biggest asset, whether it is a deer, sheep, beef farm, dairy or grazing unit, forestry block, an orchard, or a vineyard.
We really enjoy working with clients throughout the entire purchase and sale process, helping to identify all of the issues that affect a particular transaction and assisting you to achieve the best outcomes possible. From our perspective, it is never too early to include us in your purchase or sale decisions and we are always happy to look over an agreement before you sign it to make sure all the conditions and legal issues affecting your transaction are covered.  
The large amounts of money involved and the wide range of complexities that come with rural property ownership, such as tax issues, local authority resource consents, dairy company shares, employees, plant and machinery, livestock, overseas ownership issues and the financing of it all mean there can be a lot to work through to get to your end result.  
One of the first decisions when buying is who is actually going to complete the purchase. We will give you easy to understand advice about the different ownership types, such as sole trader, partnership, company or trust, and work with you to ensure the ownership structure you use fully suits your needs and most importantly that you understand it.

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Rural lawyers nz


Rural areas play a vital role in the economic and social fabric of New Zealand. However, these areas often face unique challenges, including limited access to essential services such as legal representation. In this essay, we will explore the role of rural lawyers in providing legal services to rural communities in New Zealand. We will also examine the areas of specialization for rural lawyers and discuss strategies to support and promote their presence in these areas.

Legal representation is crucial for individuals and communities, regardless of their location. However, rural areas often face specific challenges in accessing legal services. These challenges include geographical remoteness, limited transportation options, and a lack of legal professionals in the area. As a result, rural residents may struggle to navigate legal processes and protect their rights. Rural lawyers play a vital role in bridging the gap and providing legal assistance to rural residents. They understand the unique needs and challenges faced by rural communities and are well-equipped to address them. These lawyers often establish close relationships with their clients, gaining a deep understanding of their specific circumstances. This allows them to provide personalized and effective legal advice and representation. Furthermore, rural lawyers are often well-versed in the laws and regulations that are particularly relevant to rural areas. They have a comprehensive understanding of property law, land disputes, and agricultural regulations. This specialized knowledge enables them to navigate complex legal issues and provide tailored solutions to their clients.

One of the key areas of specialization for rural lawyers in New Zealand is property law and land disputes. Rural areas are often characterized by extensive land holdings and unique property rights issues. Rural lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of land transactions, boundary disputes, and land use regulations. Their expertise in this area ensures that rural residents receive accurate and effective legal advice when dealing with property-related matters. Another important area of specialization for rural lawyers is agricultural law. New Zealand’s agricultural sector is a significant contributor to the country’s economy. Rural lawyers who specialize in agricultural law are familiar with the specific regulations and challenges faced by farmers and agricultural businesses. They provide guidance on compliance with agricultural standards, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution. Additionally, rural lawyers often specialize in environmental law and conservation issues. Rural areas are home to diverse ecosystems and natural resources, and ensuring their protection is of utmost importance. Rural lawyers who specialize in environmental law work closely with rural communities to address environmental concerns, navigate resource consent processes, and protect the natural heritage of these areas.

To support and promote the presence of rural lawyers in New Zealand, it is essential to implement strategies that incentivize lawyers to practice in rural areas. This can include financial incentives such as student loan forgiveness or tax benefits for lawyers who choose to establish their practices in rural communities. By providing financial support, the government can encourage more lawyers to consider rural areas as viable career options. Collaboration between legal organizations and rural communities is another crucial strategy. Legal organizations can establish partnerships with rural communities to provide legal clinics, pro bono services, and educational programs.