Agriculture is an important pillar of the Australian economy, and Hillhouse are proud to partner with clients across Queensland in the agribusiness sector. We recognise the unique challenges faced by those in the industry. Despite our Brisbane based office, we take the opportunity to get out into the bush as often as possible. From Roma to Emerald to Richmond and to Chillagoe, our team aren't afraid to get their hands dirty on farms and cattle stations.


  • Sale and purchase of rural properties from hobby farms through to cattle stations
  • Conduct and compensation agreements in relation to coal seam gas (CSG)
  • Water access and rights
  • Vegetation management
  • Farm business debt mediation
  • Livestock financing and leasing
  • Succession planning
  • Business structuring
  • Employment law
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Personal property securities
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Downloadour Capability Statement for more information about our expertise in the Agribusiness sector.

Several years ago, we were recommended Hillhouse Legal Partners by another of our professional advisors. After that first experience, Hillhouse Legal Partners 'sold' us with their professionalism, knowledge, diligence and efficiency. Michael Morris and the Hillhouse team have since continued to provide us with valuable, thorough and straightforward advice and representation for our property purchases, contractual documentation, HR matters and ultimately any aspect of our cattle and property enterprise that we require. We, too, would recommend Michael and Hillhouse Legal Partners to others in our industry and to anyone seeking proficient and caring legal representatives.

~ Rex & Penny McClymont, Bolwarra Station, Chillagoe ~

We have been clients of Hillhouse Legal Partners since 2014. During that time Hillhouse has assisted us with a range of matters that have arisen in the operation of our stud cattle and grazing enterprise – estate planning advice, HR advice, the purchase of our main grazing property, negotiation of an agreement with a solar farm company and negotiation of a conduct and compensation agreement for CSG exploration. Michael Morris in particular has demonstrated an eagerness to ensure he has a solid understanding of our operation and how things work in the bush, which has translated into advice that is practical and can be applied in the real world. The easy to approach team at Hillhouse has been able to meet all of our legal needs and we look forward to working with them well into the future.

~ Sam & Jane Barton, Huntly Droughtmasters, Clermont ~