Richard Parkes is a partner in our property team. He specialises in all aspects of property law work whether it be rural, residential or commercial property.
He has become a leading legal expert in Agribusiness matters and regularly presents at rural professionals seminars and conferences throughout New Zealand. He acts for many rural companies and farmers throughout the South Island assisting them with sales and purchases, rural leasing, trust and company restructurings and equity partnerships, especially in the grazing and dairy sectors.
Richard also has a particular interest in assisting farming families with farm succession plans and asset protection structures.
He has considerable expertise in high country farming matters including tenure review and pastoral leases.
Richard’s strong links to the agricultural sector are shown through his position as President of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association in 2014/2015. As a past President, he continues to be a member of the General Committee. He was also a past member of the high country tenure review consultants committee.
In addition to Agribusiness, Richard also has considerable expertise in residential and commercial property acquisitions and disposals, and also commercial leasing. He also regularly acts for property developers completing subdivisions on either a small scale or large scale, advising on all aspects of the project.
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Property Team Manager
Marie Smuts-Kennedy – Legal Secretary