We have been independently ranked as leaders in agribusiness law in Western Australia by Doyle’s Guide in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
In 2023, Mid West Lawyers was ranked as a ““Leading Agribusiness Law Firm – Western Australia, 2023” (Top 5 in W.A) by Doyle’s Guide.
In 2023, Principal lawyer, Tim Hayter, was ranked as a “Preeminent Agribusiness Lawyer – Western Australia, 2023” (Top 5 in W.A.) by Doyle’s Guide.
Over the years our senior lawyers have acted for clients involved in wheat, canola, lupin, wool, beef, dairy, wool, lamb, poultry, piggery, viticulture, forestry and plantation operations. Our senior lawyers have strong family connections with various agribusiness operators which allows them to better appreciate the challenges faced in agribusiness.
We can assist with the following agribusiness and rural matters:
- Agribusiness and rural property contracts, agreements and deeds;
- Sale and purchase of farmland, agribusiness assets and livestock, including due diligence, pre-contractual negotiations, contract preparation, contract review and settlement;
- Rural and agribusiness succession planning, including intergenerational farm transfers and Family Farm Exemption Transfers under the Duties Act 2008 (WA);
- Restructuring to facilitate succession planning;
- Farm Leases, Share Farming Agreements and Livestock Management Agreements;
- Pastoral leases and dealings with the Pastoral Lands Board;
- Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) advice and applications;
- Farm subdivisions;
- Advice regarding renewable projects on farmland, including wind farm projects, hydrogen projects and solar projects;
- Advice regarding carbon projects on farmland;
- Land dealings with mining, energy and telecommunications companies, including lease and licence agreements, wind farm agreements, royalty agreements, land access agreements, compensation agreements and easement deeds;
- Compulsory acquisitions and land valuation matters;
- Structuring advice on issues relating to trading entities, partnerships, trusts, corporations, joint ventures, syndicates and family restructures;
- Trust deeds for holding and trading entities;
- Preparation of partnership agreements;
- Property ownership agreements;
- Preparation of trust deeds for holding and trading entities;
- Mortgages, crop liens and other securities against rural and agribusiness assets;
- Water rights, access and licences under the Waterways Conservation Act 1976 (WA);
- Carbon trading agreements;
- Employment Agreement;
- Contractor Agreements; and