Rural and Agriculture

Experienced rural lawyers in Canterbury

We understand the challenges facing farmers and rural businesses, landowners and occupiers.  Our clients are involved in many agricultural sectors. We are familiar with, and understand the various industries and  issues faced by our clients. 

We also have a good network of business associates to assist with unusual or complex issues, including NZ Law, which is an association of independent legal practices throughout New Zealand.   

Challenges facing farmers

Corcoran French is well equipped to assist rural clients in all areas of their farming and rural businesses. We place an emphasis on our client care and professionalism.  We work with our clients and their advisers to produce the best possible outcomes providing effective solutions for their needs.



Rural transactions


Where possible, we try to work in with your accountant or rural advisers to ensure that with practical advice, an effective solution can be reached which benefits you and your business.

Farming transactions can be complex so you need a trusted adviser who has knowledge and understanding of issues such as GST and tax law affecting your business.

Large financial costs 


The financial costs involved with rural transactions can be substantial, meaning miscalculations can be expensive.


We understand the importance of being accurate with your crucial transactions and the importance of “getting it right”.




Contact our rural lawyers

Shehan de Silva          Christine Eastgate          Charlotte Perkins

Michael Bendall           Rowan Aspros                Mark Henderson

Contact us now to speak with an expert from our team