Kingfisher Law works for food and fibre producers Australia-wide advising on commercial projects, corporate governance, business structuring, water and land related legal matters.
With substantial experience in the rural sector, we resolve complex issues using legal, financial and commercial knowledge to provide clear options for our clients.
We understand economic and environmental issues, and the challenges that the land presents to its custodians.
We provide pragmatic advice to help clients realise commercial opportunities, and we protect our clients’ businesses from regulatory and commercial risk. We help minimise or reverse adverse consequences of changes which impact farming businesses.
AGRIBUSINESS LAWYERS AUSTRALIA
We advise and represent companies, co-operatives, farming families, water utilities and enterprises engaged in primary production and irrigated horticulture and agriculture.
Our clients past and present live and farm in all jurisdictions of Australia. We use technology to confer, meet and advise people and find this fits well with modern farming practice. If required, we attend in person.
Experienced Agribusiness Legal Advice
The Kingfisher Law team provides more than simply legal answers. We understand the inherent legal complexities of farming operations and consider each case from a variety of perspectives – commercial, legal and regulatory. A unique benefit for Kingfisher Law clients is that we understand the relationship between corporate financial management and project implementation in agribusiness enterprises.
Policy and Regulation
secure water and irrigation rights
for your property
Water Rights Lawyers Australia
Without access to water and effective irrigation of farmland, much of Australia’s farming industry would not exist. As the driest inhabited continent on Earth, these matters are of vital importance to all farmers and agribusinesses but rising water prices and government recoupment of water present a challenge.
You can entrust Kingfisher Law to negotiate water entitlements and access, and investigate issues around metering, drainage and waste water. We can also help obtain approval for important construction work, such as dams and bores. Our experienced water rights lawyers understand the intricacies of both State and Federal legislation in relation to water rights.
Helping Co-operative Farmers
Whilst large, corporate agribusinesses are vital to feeding an ever-expanding population, co-operatives are a valuable legal entity for business structuring in the agriculture food and fibre supply chain. Co-operatives create opportunities for cost and price reduction through collective bargaining and are often synonymous with ethical and sustainable farming methods, which have growing support from environmentally-aware consumers, keen to know the provenance of everything they buy.
Because the prevailing economic and political system clearly favours the dominant, company model, it can be challenging for co-operatives to survive and prosper. Kingfisher Law can help co-operative farmers to negotiate administrative obstacles like taxation, financing and licensing that could otherwise eat into their valuable time and budget. We can also devise strategies for collective bargaining with larger business entities, to secure a better deal and decrease the cost of essential farm inputs such as irrigation water supply.
Specialist Australian Agribusiness Lawyers
Kingfisher Law are regularly hired to address farming concerns in relation to water rights and land tenure. Our experienced legal team frequently work at resolving complex and multi-layered disputes in these areas. We have specific expertise in water entitlements, including licensing, trading and regulatory reform.
We also advise on leases, horticultural licences, share farming agreements, management and consultancy, collaboration and co-operatives, and industry-wide issues. When you retain Kingfisher Law, you benefit from our experience and involvement in public policy and regulation in agricultural competitiveness across all Australian jurisdictions, including agricultural water resource management and the development of Northern Australia.
The Importance of Compliance
Australian agricultural land management is subject to a significant degree of regulation from Federal and State legislation making it a minefield for farmers to navigate when making business decisions.
At Kingfisher Law, much of our work revolves around issues of compliance and risk regarding the responsibilities demanded of agribusiness. We take into account many factors in legislation and regulations when preparing advice to ensure our clients are able to make good decisions.
Helping Your Agribusiness to Maximise Opportunities
The Australian agricultural and economic landscapes are in a perpetual state of change, ensuring that exciting new business opportunities are constantly emerging for producers. Lucrative new international markets for Australian food and fibre, domestic consumers seeking food innovation and high-end produce, and emerging technologies in Australian agriculture are some of the factors influencing farm business decisions.
Kingfisher Law can help you to exploit these valuable business opportunities. We can advise on commercial contracts, business structuring, asset funding, co-operative and mutual formation, administrative and regulatory requirements, operations, management and overcoming regulatory constraints to business development. We have capability in large scale project management, working closely as part of our client’s team from concept to completion.