Govett Quilliam understands the unique demands that the rural sector faces and provides specialist legal skills and services to meet each client's needs.

We are familiar with a wide range of rural matters and have earned a reputation within the rural community as a leading legal service provider. We are familiar with current economic trends and Government policy that affect the farming community. We are proud of our long established involvement with our farming clientele and our ability to assist in all matters, whether business or personal, by forming close relationships.
Please feel welcome to engage with our experienced rural specialists for friendly and thorough legal advice. 

Farm Property 

  • Buying and selling
  • Subdivision
  • Leases and licences to occupy
  • Sharemilking agreements
  • Dairy company shares
  • Financing arrangements 
  • Grazing or cropping agreements 
  • Rural conveyancing
  • Forestry

Rural Compliance 

  • On-farm health and safety issues
  • Employment agreements
  • Overseas investment applications
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tax planning
  • Resource consents and resource management matters
  • Accident compensation (ACC)
  • Environmental
  • Effluent Discharges and consents
  • Trading Among Farmers (TAF)

Succession Planning & Ownership Structures

  • Limited partnerships
  • Syndications and equity agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Asset protection
  • Relationship property agreements 
  • Wills
  • Memorandum of wishes
  • Trusts

I found the team a pleasure to deal with. They made the whole process very easy to follow.


Rural Specialists

Alice Tocher


Catherine Grogan


Margaret Steiner-Joyce


Rod Gordon


Katrina Lyons


Sandy Ellice

Senior Legal Executive

Julie Peterson

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