Peter Fanning
About Me
Peter is a property law specialist, with expertise in agribusiness and rural law. Peter has nearly 30 years’ experience practicing law across the agriculture and commercial sectors joining Tompkins Wake as partner in 2009.

Peter is the current chairman of Tompkins Wake's Board of Partners and is noted as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific.

Peter's experience includes acting on large and complex infrastructure, farming and commercial property transactions, developments and land acquisitions.

As one of New Zealand’s senior dairy farming lawyers, Peter has an extensive farming practice with clients from the Far North through to Southland. His clients include sharemilkers through to farming operations which produce in excess of 10 million kgs of milk solids. He is actively involved with the formation and management of farming syndicates, equity partnerships (both large and small) and sharemilking arrangements. He has particular expertise in resolving sharemilking disputes. Peter advises farmers upon infrastructural matters effecting them as landowners including acquisitions for public works, access to and the use of water, wind and geothermal power generation and lines reticulation. His rural expertise has been recognised by his peers and he chairs the New Zealand Law Society Rural Transactions Committee. He is an organiser of various Succession and Farming Law Conferences (both national and regional) and has convened the NZ LAW Rural Law Special Interest Group.
BA, LLB, TEP, University of Otago.
Professional Associations
- Chairman, Tompkins Wake Board of Partners
- Trustee MESH Sculpture Hamilton
- NZLS Property Section, Treasurer
- NZLS Rural Law Committee
- TEP, Society of Trust and Estate Planners
- NZLS Rural Transactions Committee, Chairman
- NZLS Transactions Committee (Property)
- NZLS Rural Law Conference, Co-organiser
- NZLS Property Law Conference, Co-organiser
Published Articles
Languages Spoken

Practice Areas

Private Client
Real Estate

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Tompkins Wake
Office Address:
Westpac House
Level 8
430 Victoria Street
(647) 838-6051
Work phone:
(647) 838-6051
Mobile Number:
(642) 146-1007

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