Rural Law

Rural Law

At Norris Ward McKinnon, we have a number of specialist rural lawyers working Hamilton and Waikato wide.

Our team of lawyers specialise in all areas of farming, forestry, livestock and environmental law.  We are committed to providing efficient, tailored advice in all aspects of rural law.  Our approach is practical, allowing our clients to maintain their focus on the job at hand, leaving us to dot the i's and cross the t's.

Whether you have a farm sale or purchase, lease, or a query on land use, easements, water rights, forestry rights or livestock  -  we can help.  We know that our rural clients' needs are distinctive, which makes our team the perfect legal partners for your rural business.

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We can assist with:

  • Sale and purchase of farms, whether by private or corporate ownership
  • Succession planning and tax issues specific to farming clients and their families
  • Leases & licenses
  • Share/contract milking agreements
  • Livestock
  • Horticulture, viticulture, aquaculture
  • Borrowing and financing
  • Forestry, forestry rights, and the emissions trading scheme
  • Dairy company shares
  • Environmental and biosecurity rights and responsibilities
  • Farm subdivisions