Legal aspects of succession

Published: 1 Jul 2019

Knowing how the law applies to all aspects of a farm business and complying with legislation is one way to significantly reduce risk. The areas explored in this fact sheet are succession and the business structures and documentation
for intergenerational transfer. A real-life example is used to demonstrate the potential impact of getting it wrong and a checklist is provided.


  • Know the rules: identify relevant legislation
  • Adopt best practice: plan to get it right the first time
  • Get some perspective: seek expert and independent advice
  • Be open and resourceful: there is plenty of expert help available

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Region: National

GRDC Project Code: ORM00017