Welcome to BlackmanSpargo Rural Law

Lawyers making a difference to the rural sector

Welcome to BlackmanSpargo Rural Law, a multi-award-winning law firm providing legal advice and services to rural clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Whether you need assistance with your sheep and beef farm, have a query about dairy farming practices, or need advice regarding your forestry block or kiwifruit orchard, our experienced team is ready and waiting to help.  Contact our expert rural lawyers today to learn more about our extensive range of services.


We understand your business and can provide expert legal advice on all issues affecting dairy farmers

Sheep & Beef

The concepts of stewardship and sustainability are important issues.  Consult with us if advice or legal assistance is needed


We have extensive knowledge and experience in this sector and can guide you through any legal issues your business may face


Our team can assist with any legal matter relating to the forestry sector

Keeping Farming in the Family

A guide to succession planning for farmers and their families

Ian Blackman is a retired lawyer passionate about the rural sector.  He was one of 16 international lawyers featured in the book Legal Eagles by Simon Tupman.  Those lawyers were profiled for their vision and for changing people’s lives.  Ian is well known in New Zealand for his innovative and pro-active approach to rural law.

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