Property - Partner

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.

I find it very rewarding being able to assist my clients in all areas of Rural Law and Agribusiness. In rural law it is vital that you have a very sound knowledge of agribusiness and have strong relationships with other rural professionals working in the farming sector.  Having been a member of the agribusiness sector for over 20 years has undoubtedly been of significant importance in enabling me to properly help my clients with all of their rural legal needs.

Contact Richard

Phone  -  +64 3 339 5610

               +64 27 599 2754

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Level 3, BNZ Centre

111 Cashel Mall

Christchurch 8011

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Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

Telephone: +64 3 379 9940


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