Rural Law and Farm Transactions

Downie Stewart Lawyers has serviced a strong rural client base for many generations. We understand the issues faced by farmers and in particular the complexities of rural property issues and managing integrated business and family issues.

Our services include: 
  • Land sale or purchase
  • Farm sales and purchases as a going concern
  • Subdivision
  • Resource consents
  • Tax implications
  • Succession planning
  • Equity partnerships
  • Capital raising
  • Asset protection
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Estate administration
Pieter Brits leads
our farm transaction and rural law team which includes Paul HubbardCarmen Jillett and Paul Buckner.

Carmen is based in our Balclutha Office.  Pieter Brits, Paul Hubbard and Alice Sanders regularly travel to Balclutha to work with clients.


  Pieter Brits

 Paul Hubbard
Carmen Jillett
Paul Buckner

Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: