Pastoral & Arable Farming
Renowned for our depth of rural experience
Wynn Williams is renowned for its depth of experience in this sector – both legally and practically. Our network of contacts and cross-disciplinary approach ensures our clients receive great service.

Our key areas of advice include buying and selling rural property, farm structuring and succession planning, and leasing issues.

We also provide tailored training and seminars to groups on request – just ask one of our team.

We regularly advise on:
  • subdivision and boundary adjustment
  • overseas investment requirements relating to farmland
  • water and easement issues
  • related party financing
  • employment issues
Our clients include:
  • individual farmers
  • farming families
  • overseas investors in farm property

Specialists

Recent Projects

  • Dissolution of a large farming partnership into separate trading entities.
  • Acting for New Zealand Deer Farms Limited, Australasia's largest corporate deer farmer.

Articles

20/10/2014

Private Health and Safety Prosecutions

A number of private prosecutions under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSEA) have been signalled in recent months. Having recently been counsel in a HSEA private prosecution, Tim Mackenzie outlines the issues that practitioners considering a HSEA prosecution should consider. Registering an interest Any party interested in a potential prosecution must first formally notify Worksafe New Zealand (Worksafe) of an interest in any enforcement action being taken. Worksafe must then advise the interested party of any decisions taken including a decision not to prosecute. If Worksafe declines to prosecute it is sensible for your client to consider their reasons and give weight to them.

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12/03/2014

New Health & Safety Bill Introduced to Parliament

As discussed in our previous articles Impact of Health and Safety Reforms at Governance Level and Government Announces Law Reform Package for Workplace Safety, the Government’s “Working Safer” package aims to significantly reform New Zealand’s Health and Safety law. One of the most fundamental components of this change will be the introduction of entirely new legislation. This will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE).

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18/09/2013

Impact of Health and Safety Reforms at Governance Level

Recently, increased workplace safety attention has been directed toward the governing level of employer organisations. Particular catalysts for this have been the two recent Royal Commissions of Inquiry (Pike River and Canterbury Earthquakes), and a report from the cabinet appointed Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety (the Taskforce).

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29/04/2012

Considering Leasing the Farm?

As farmland becomes more expensive and rental returns from leasing increase, farm leasing is becoming more attractive and prevalent.

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