Rural and Agribusiness

Rural and Agribusiness

Outstanding in our field, and yours

Our rural lawyers have over 130 years’ experience in Southland and Otago. When you work with us you can be confident in knowing you are hiring the best in the field.

Work with an Agricultural lawyer who understands the challenges you face

Our rural team have all the expertise you need in a rural lawyer. Our offices are located throughout the region, meaning you don’t have to travel far and wide to get great legal support. In fact, our team are more than happy to come to you.

From dairy and sheep farms to orchards and vineyards we can help.

Our Rural Lawyers can help you with

  • Rural borrowing
  • Syndication and equity partnerships
  • Dairy company shareholding
  • Sales, purchases and the leasing of livestock
  • Grazing agreements
  • Complying with local government requirements
  • Contract milking agreements and sharemilking
  • Rural business structures
  • Farm succession planning
  • Planning and restructuring agricultural businesses
  • Purchases and leases of rural properties


If you need rural or agricultural legal advice, we can help. Get in contact with one of the many AWS Legal offices across Southland and Central Otago.

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