Legal Panel

Members' special

Please check with the individual organisations below for their special VFF members' offer.

 

Kingfisher Law are agribusiness and water legal specialists.

We act for clients across the full spectrum of agricultural production from large commercial enterprises to individual farm owners. We work across the entire supply chain.

When you choose to hire Kingfisher Law, you can be confident your agricultural business is in good legal hands. We advise and act in corporate and commercial matters for food and fibre producers Australia-wide.

We are specialists in co-operative and mutual structures, farming infrastructure and supply chains, rural and peri-urban development projects.

We can advise on business structures, asset management, policy and regulation, corporate governance and disputes.

Contact Jeremy Fisher on 0400 281 316 for more information.
www.kingfisheragribusinesslawyers.com.au


Shiff & Company is a Melbourne law firm servicing clients from a range of backgrounds, with specific experience acting for agricultural clients including farmers, brokers, handlers and primary producers.

We are a full-service law firm and our practice includes:

  • Business structuring and acquisitions and disposals of farming businesses
  • Farming disputes and debt recovery
  • Registration of securities (such as farming equipment) under the Personal Property Securities Act
  • Property transactions and transfers of all types
  • Subdivisions and other property development
  • Commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants
  • Intellectual property
  • Private client services including wills and estates and family law.

We invest in building long term relationships with our clients and understanding their businesses. Our advice is always tailored to each client’s commercial reality and desired outcomes.

Contact: Michael Levy, Partner
p: 8611 0404
e: mlevy@shiffco.com.au
www.shifco.com.au

 

Oldham Naidoo Lawyers has had an association with the VFF for over 60 years. We are a full service commercial law firm with a broad range of experience in dealing with the issues confronting agribusiness participants, including farmers, handlers, brokers and producers.

Specialisation: Contracts, Property, Leasing, Building and Construction, Wills and Estates, Family Law, Primary Production and Agricultural Law, Planning, Environment and Water Law, Government and Local Council Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Contact: Renishka Naidoo-Weisse, Managing Partner or David Wills, Lawyer.
p: 03 9640 0002
e: renishka@oldhamnaidoo.com.au or david@oldhamnaidoo.com.au
Level 1, 552 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.oldhamnaidoo.com.au


Maloney Anderson’s experienced team of lawyers and support staff develops long-term relationships to best meet the needs of our clients across north-west Victoria and western New South Wales. 

Our approach is based on trust, experience and care, with the result that many of Maloney Anderson’s clients have used our services for decades.

Contact us for advice or to arrange a meeting with our legal team. We have offices in Mildura, Wentworth and Ouyen providing legal services for industry, businesses and individuals in the following areas:

  • Property sale and purchase
  • Water trading contracts and transfers
  • Business sale and purchase
  • Property development and leasing
  • Property dealings such as easements, mortgages & duties advice
  • Commercial and corporate business matters
  • Business succession and estate planning
  • Wills and estate administration
  • Contesting a will
  • Commercial litigation & dispute resolution
  • Personal injury compensation litigation
  • Superannuation laws and claims
  • Family law
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Criminal law
  • Dispute resolution.

www.maloneyandersonlegal.com.au​

Berry Family Law is a firm specialising solely in the practise of family and relationship law. 

Our professional team consists of 13 lawyers, six of whom are accredited family law specialists. The firm has offices in the CBD and Williamstown.

Contact: Peter Berry
p: 03 9397 2488
e: pberry@berryfamilylaw.com.au
162 Ferguson Street Williamstown Victoria, 3016
www.berryfamilylaw.com.au

   


Madgwicks is a Melbourne-based business law firm, providing high quality legal advice to clients of all sizes and sectors, including Victoria’s farming and agricultural communities.

Many of our lawyers come from regional areas, have worked in regional law firms, and some also maintain working farms in rural Victoria. This means we have a unique understanding of the requirements and challenges related to this industry.
 
At Madgwicks, we pride ourselves on being easy to work with, outcome focused and driven by a passion to provide access to everything our clients need to do business.
 
Our areas of practice include:

  • Property Services
  • Business Advisory
  • Business Succession Planning 
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Taxation Services
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Services
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Insolvency & Reconstruction
  • Wills & Estate
  • Workplace Relations
  • Technology & Telecommunications.


For further information, please contact:
Cassie O’Bryan
Senior Associate
P: 03 9242 4762
E: cassie.obryan@madgwicks.com.au
www.madgwicks.com.au




Harwood Andrews is one of Victoria’s leading law firms, with a long-standing record of providing specialised legal services 
to family business and individuals working and living in regional and rural areas of Australia.

We are proud and long-time supporters of the communities in which we operate and, as a firm, believe in the benefits of building strong and meaningful community partnerships.

We have 13 individual principals, special counsel and associates who have specialist accreditations, with the firm now holding specialisations in 9 distinct practice areas.

Contact Rod Payne, principal
m: 0407 268 541
p:  5226 8541
f:   5225 5222
e:  rpayne@ha.legal
See more about Rod here:
www.harwoodandrews.com.au




Marshalls+dent+wilmoth is one of Melbourne’s most respected and progressive law firms.

Since 1975 we have provided expert legal advice across several areas of practice from property and family law to commercial, film and TV law and litigation.

From individuals in need of urgent advice to publicly listed companies requiring complex litigation, we have the experience and the knowledge to help with any legal issue. Our lawyers have a reputation for their specialised experience, their practical and cost effective approach and their friendly, personal service.

Our offices are located in the legal heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the centre of Mornington, Williamstown and in Wodonga. Contact us to find out how we can assist you.

www.mdlaw.com.au








Don’t let a commercial dispute drag your business down. The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) is the place to go for assistance and guidance on business disputes. 

The VSBC can arrange confidential, low cost, quick and effective mediation of your dispute, under the guidance of an independent mediator.

p: 138722
enquiries@vsbc.vic.gov.au
www.vsbc.vic.gov.au


Mendelsons is the legal arm of Prushka and has a 36 year history of helping farmers collect their debts.

The service is NO RECOVERY – NO CHARGE, with offices across regional Victoria.

Contact: Nicky Ryan, Client Relationships Manager.
p: 9872 7243
e: nkn@prushka.com.au 
8 Station Street Mitcham 3132
www.prushka.com.au     



Nevett Ford's particular expertise is in the areas of corporate and business law, migration, litigation and dispute resolution, family law, mediation, property and conveyancing, wills, estate planning and probate.

We have Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists in a number of areas including immigration law and family law.

Contact: Mr Andrew Lumb 
p: 9614 7111
e: alumb@nevettford.com.au 
Level 42 South Tower Rialto 
525 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 DX 490
www.nevettford.com.au