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Rural Issues

The Rural Issues Committee monitors legal issues of relevance to rural practitioners and their clients, focusing on the provision of legal education programs of specific benefit to rural practitioners.

Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Water Entitlement 2016

The contract for the Sale and Purchase of Water Entitlement 2016 is now available from the Law Society's Shop. Please note, the 2016 edition is available in hard copy only.

See the Summary of main changes made in the Contract for the sale and purchase of water entitlement - 2016 edition.


These Factsheets have been updated by the members of the NSW Law Society's Rural Issues Committee. They provide practical assistance in areas of rural conveyancing, on the following topics: 


Practitioners acting in transfers for Western Lands Leases should be aware of the fencing requirements of the lease. Non-compliance with boundary fence maintenance requirements by the holder of the lease may effect obtaining the consent to transfer. Further information on this notice.

Rural Issues Conference

Each year the Committee organises the Rural Issues Conference. Featuring an array of presentations from prominent figures, this one-day conference allows practitioners holding NSW Practising Certificates to claim one CPD unit for each hour of instruction.

This year's conference will be held on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Primus Hotel Sydney. For further information and registration details see this notice.