Our Practice

Agribusiness is a wide industry with a variety of complex legal needs across separate rural areas and businesses.  Our agribusiness clients range from family owned businesses and individuals to corporate businesses and multinational companies throughout Queensland and our team prides ourselves on having extensive experience in all aspects of agribusiness law.

At Shand Taylor Lawyers, we are uniquely placed to assist in all legal aspects of your agribusiness by providing strategic, practical and commercially effective legal advice and solutions.  We are passionate and pride ourselves on our ability to service our rural clients in all aspects of their business.

Our Expertise

Our Agribusiness and Rural Industries team can provide expert assistance with:

  • acquisitions and sales of rural properties and businesses, including compiling due diligence on transactions, providing pre-contractual advice, advising on the structuring of purchasing entities and negotiating the terms of contracts, and sales of water licenses, livestock and other rural business assets
  • advising on the taxation and revenue implications of commercial transactions, including transfer (stamp) duty, land tax, GST, CGT and land valuation issues
  • all types of land and resource agreements including grazing and farming leases, licence agreements (such as agistment agreements), and share farming agreements
  • establishment of structures such as companies, family trusts, partnerships etc for participants within the industry, together with the drafting of governing documents such as shareholder and partnership agreements, joint venture and development agreements, horticulture produce agreements and general management and consultancy agreements
  • all aspects of planning, development and environmental law, including advising and prosecuting claims for compensation for mining and gas activities, and statutory resumptions
  • estate planning including business transactions and corporate structures for rural and agricultural family and corporate businesses, intergenerational farm transfers, and establishment and variations of trusts
  • dispute resolution and commercial litigation particularly including insolvency, contractual disputes and debt recovery
  • advising on compliance with competition and consumer law, and industry-specific codes and rules such as the Horticulture Code of Conduct and the Grain Trade Australia Trade Rules
  • advising on employment and workplace health and safety issues within the industry
  • advising on intellectual property and patents within the industry

Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

Brad Clark, Partner
(07) 3307 4527

Jacob Bowman, Associate
(07) 3307 4503

Melissa Jarvin, Lawyer
(07) 3307 4580