rural dispute resolution rotorua

We are a leading rural dispute resolution law firm. We understand and are recognised experts in resolving the often complex practical and business issues that arise in the rural sector

Principal Mark Copeland is a member of the Rural Disputes Panel of the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and is an expert in all farming matters.

With our in-depth knowledge of farming and our extensive rural dispute resolution experience we can help you with the following:

  • Resolving Sharemilking, Farm Management and Contract Milking problems
  • Representing clients at Sharemilking Conciliations and Arbitrations
  • Acting as an independent Conciliator and Arbitrator in Rural disputes
  • Resolving livestock trading and financing disputes
  • Helping clients in farmland sale and purchase disputes
Rural Dispute Resolution Highlights

Farm Managers & Sharemilkers
Mark continues to act for a wide range of farm operators, including Farm Managers, Sharemilkers (50/50 and Lower Order), Contract Milkers and Equity Managers.  He has spent considerable time understanding farming practices and how they affect farm owners and operators on a daily basis. As a result Mark Copeland Lawyers has achieved outstanding solutions in farm management and sharemilking disputes of all kinds over many years. Recent examples include negotiating the early exit from a Lower Order Sharemilking Contract for the Sharemilker on the basis that the Sharemilker was emotionally unable to complete the Contract. Mark has also recently acted for 50/50 Sharemilkers against the Farm Owners in resolving significant issues concerning accommodation, effective area, production and related issues on-farm.

Sharemilker dispute
Advising an Eastern Bay of Plenty Maori Trust dairy farm owner on a significant breach of contract claim filed by its Sharemilker, and progressing the same through the various resolution channels.

Large rural debt recovery
Helped a significant listed rural services corporate in the recovery of a large debt owed by a dry-stock farmer who had defaulted on his loan obligations. A negotiated settlement was agreed immediately prior to (and avoiding) the bankruptcy of the farmer whereby the client recovered an acceptable portion of its outstanding debt.

Contact Mark Copeland Lawyers today  on 07 345 9050 or email us to help you resolve any rural disputes.