Food and Agribusiness

Food and Agribusiness

As a firm founded in rural Queensland to support our farmers and agriculturalists, we understand the issues and concerns of the sector better than any other.

We‘ve been providing legal services to the food and agribusiness sector for over 80 years.  Some of the relationships we’ve built with long-term clients have been around almost that long.

But, in an increasingly global market, it’s the future that’s important.  We help our clients anticipate the impact of that next challenge, whether it’s caused by forces of nature, market fluctuations or government policy.  It’s how you handle challenges to minimise the impact on your business that will make the difference.

A proven track record

Our food and agribusiness team is one of Australia’s leading legal practices, acting for clients across a broad range of sectors including cotton, beef, grain, sugar, dairy, wine, peanut and small crop industries.

Many of our clients are industry leaders and we act for some of Australia’s largest public and private companies, cooperatives and family based operators as well as many international conglomerates.

We work in partnership with our clients because we understand their business, their objectives and challenges - and we share their passion.

It’s a passion that comes from having direct involvement in agricultural pursuits - many of our lawyers come from the land and have worked in agricultural businesses themselves.  We understand the issues and can assist in strategic decisions.

We understand how one government decision can have a huge impact on your business and we can apply the knowledge and expertise of a diverse group of lawyers to protect and support your business, now and into the future.

Our expertise includes rural property transactions (sales, acquisitions, tenders and auctions), land holding, environment and water issues, capital raising and corporate and family business restructuring.

We understand agribusiness from every angle and work closely with our experts in estate administration and succession planning, taxation, technology and foreign investment to provide a holistic and tailored service.

We are at the forefront of industry challenges, because we keep in touch with what’s happening in rural Australia.