Farm Law

Mellor Olsson has serviced regional South Australia for more than 50 years. With offices throughout much of South Australia, including permanent offices in Port Lincoln and Clare, we have a very strong coverage of regional South Australia.

Mellor Olsson has an in depth knowledge of all legal aspects relevant to rural and regional areas, particularly in agribusiness and farming. We regularly publish articles in the Stock Journal, attend Field Days and act for a number of regional Councils, farmer representative groups, and farmers and agribusinesses throughout the State.

Our client base extends from the West Coast to the South East, and to the Far North of South Australia.

We also regularly receive referral work from country based law firms.

Our services cover a wide range of areas, including business structures, contracts, wills and estates, litigation on contracts and other disputes, employment issues, and environmental and mining issues. Whether it involves grape supply agreements, restructuring your business, making a claim for a faulty baler, setting up a piggery, agricultural leases, negotiating wind farm agreements or negotiating with or disputing miner’s access to land, Mellor Olsson is able to assist.

With Mellor Olsson’s experience in the rural sector and a number of lawyers residing in the country, you can have confidence that we understand your business and will work to ensure your continued success.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • General corporate and commercial advice
  • Employment advice, including OH&S
  • Sales and purchases of businesses
  • Environmental matters and licensing
  • Wealth, asset protection and restructuring, including trusts and company formations
  • Planning approvals for new or expanding businesses or developments
  • Tax planning
  • Mining and exploration
  • Estate planning
  • Native Title issues
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Contractual disputes
  • Disputes between family members
  • Product liability disputes
  • Property transactions
  • Debt recovery proceedings

Head Office

5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400  International +61 8 8414 3400
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400
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