Christchurch: CBD – (03) 379 7690 | Ferrymead – (03) 940 2435 | Hornby – (03) 349 5111


Agriculture remains the backbone of the New Zealand economy and is an increasingly complex and fast moving sector. We provide expert advice and legal services to producers, processors, investors and exporters.

Our rural specialists handle a range of matters from ownership structuring and property sale and purchase (in particular due diligence aspects) to succession planning and employment contracts.

Compliance is a hot topic and we can assist with understanding resource management and environment planning considerations and identifying when specialist advice may be required.

We can also advise on property syndication including shareholder agreements, along with a range of other matters such as grazing agreements, livestock sales, health and safety, and industry regulations.

Our Rural/Agribusiness services

  • Ownership structuring
  • Property sale and purchase (due diligence)
  • Succession planning
  • Employment contracts
  • Environmental and resource management compliance
  • Property syndication
  • Grazing and livestock agreements
  • Health and Safety
  • Industry regulations

Get further advice from

Peter Wood


Direct Dial: +64 3 265 0917
Mobile: 021 0263 1494
Office: CBD

I have more than 30 years’ experience in general practice and joined Saunders & Co upon the merger of Wood Marshall in November 2002. My current portfolio is focused on commercial and property matters, as well as assisting clients with wills, trusts and estates.

Refinancing and property conveyancing for private clients who are selling or buying homes is a significant part of my work. I also have expertise in smaller subdivisions and rural transactions, such as boundary adjustments for landowners selling off small parts of their properties.

I also act for numerous companies on a range of commercial matters such as the sale, purchase or lease of commercial buildings, and business sales and acquisitions. I provide sound guidance and advice for new business owners, ensuring the correct structure, documentation and financing are in place at the start.

I am also highly experienced in trust work, wills and estates. Clients appreciate my approachable manner and counsel when completing their transactions.

I specialise in the following areas:


CBD: 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch, NZ

Ferrymead: Unit 2, 987 Ferry Road, Christchurch, NZ

Hornby: 5 Goulding Avenue, Christchurch, NZ

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