Our expertise

Agribusiness

Our market leading expertise means we can work effectively to protect and advance the interests of famers, producers, and stakeholders across Western Australia’s world-class agricultural sector

Our state’s agriculture and food sector is world class, and a vital contributor to the economy. As Australia’s highest grain-producing state and a significant producer of Australia’s meat and livestock, dairy, wool, horticulture and honey products, Western Australia is recognised on the global agricultural stage.

Future growth in the agribusiness sector, opportunities for innovation and new technology, and the attraction of investment to the sector are all factors that give rise to a need for dedicated legal services. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities that arise in this vital industry. Ensuring our clients are best placed to increase their productivity and sustainability is a core focus of our team.

Our agribusiness team has the knowledge and experience to protect, support, and promote the interests of farmers and producers, families, partnerships, and businesses throughout the sector. Our expertise assists clients with:

  • Acquisition sales, joint ventures and management
  • Aviation and drone regulatory issues
  • Business structures and start ups
  • Employment matters
  • Environment, social and governance
  • Farm business and farming asset sales and acquisitions
  • Farm debt mediation
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and litigation in all courts in Australia
  • Property and leasing
  • Succession planning
  • Trading agreements both nationally and internationally
  • Wills and estates including contested estate disputes

We are also proud to be major sponsors of the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field days. As Dowerin’s legal partner, we look forward to being there, meeting with agricultural stakeholders and keeping in touch with industry challenges and opportunities.

For Agribusiness matters, please contact Managing Principal, Nathan Ebbs, or Principal, Amy Rumble.

For Employment matters, please contact Senior Associate, Nicholas Parkinson.

For Intellectual Property matters, please contact Principal, Dave Stewart.

For Estate Planning and Estate Disputes matters, please contact Senior Associate, Shemali Samaraweera.