Payne Butler Lang has a large rural client base particularly in the sugar cane, tree crops, small crops and grazing industries. We are familiar with the laws which impact on these industries and have a detailed knowledge of the commercial, technical, GST, duty and structural matters that are essential to the provision of efficient and effective legal services to clients in these industries. We can assist with advice on a wide range of matters which impact on the day-to-day affairs of our rural clients including:

  • Deceased estates
  • Environmental matters
  • Family re-organisations
  • Farm succession
  • Fencing disputes
  • Land clearing
  • Land court matters
  • Partnerships
  • Property transfers
  • Resumptions
  • Timber agreements
  • Trusts
  • Share farming
  • Wills
  • Workers compensation
  • and more

Geoff Cunningham has valuable experience in assisting primary producers in the sugar cane, tree crops, small crops and grazing industries. As a commitment to the region’s rural communities, Geoff visits our Gayndah office and Mundubbera on a fortnightly basis. With nine years of experience with the Department of Primary Industries, Geoff Cunningham has a wealth of knowledge in relation to State and Federal Government requirements. Geoff, in addition to his Law Degree, has a Master's Degree in Agricultural Science and a Degree in Applied Science (Rural Technology). This experienced member of our team has developed an understanding and affinity with today’s farmers and knows the challenges and problems now being faced.

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