Farming

Timpany Walton recognizes the importance of your farming business to you and your family. Even though you might be miles away, through us you are connected to the best advice and resources.

Our rural clients are based from one end of New Zealand to the other. Our knowledge and commitment to service sees clients choose Timpany Walton to advise on their farming business interests. Our rural client base covers the full spectrum - from individuals to investors, career farmers to multi-generational operations. We've been involved in many of the largest transactions in the region, and have the expertise to meet your needs no matter how large or small.

South Canterbury has traditionally had a strong rural sector and the recent 'dairy boom' has seen a number of farms change hands. Timpany Walton has the experience, expertise and depth of resource to handle sales and purchases of farms, whether cropping, pastoral or dairy. We can offer advice at all stages from formation of the contract, ownership structure, financing, dealing with taxation and GST issues through to settlement. We recognise that purchasing a farm impacts on your family's future livelihood. We have a particular expertise in advising on and implementing structures for equity partnerships in the dairy sector.

We aim to facilitate transactions at a speed that meets clients’ expectations while making certain that no detail is overlooked in the sale or purchase process. However, it is important that you contact us early in the process to allow us to deliver our services as there are many matters that need to be considered when buying or selling a farm. We can advise on matters prior to the contract being entered into to ensure any agreement meets your needs, right through the process to eventual settlement and beyond.

Our expertise and resources are unusual for a provincially-based firm of our size. These strengths mean our farming clients enjoy access to a range of services that you can see from our ‘Areas of Law’ links. That means the convenience of dealing with one firm ensuring your wider interests are considered.Our approach and membership of the Lawlink group means whether you are out in the paddock or in the office, you'll enjoy the same comprehensive, up-to-the-minute legal support. No matter the location, no matter the challenge, our focus is firmly on your interests.


The team also provides a number of other services, including:

  • Share milking and employment agreements
  • Leases
  • Borrowing and Refinancing
  • Equity partnerships
  • Asset protection and farm succession
  • Grazing agreements