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Legal help for farmers and rural businesses.
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Not sure if we can help with your legal problem? Just call us and ask. If we can’t help we’ll refer you to someone who can.
The Farm and Rural Legal Service gives help and advice to Queensland rural producers and rural based businesses who:
The service is free for Queensland rural producers and
You can contact our Farm and Rural Legal Service by calling our contact centre on 1300 65 11 88 (for the cost of a local call) or by emailing email@example.com
You can meet us at your closest Legal Aid office, talk to us over the telephone or we can visit you at your farm or business. We can also organise video or telephone conferences in some regions.
If you’re a Queensland rural producer or rural based business confronted with severe debt-related problems,
the Farm and Rural Legal Service can give advice on:
We don’t do any court work or prepare any court forms.
We also don’t do conveyancing work or work involving
wills and estates.
We can negotiate on your behalf by contacting people directly and by attending farm debt mediations or meetings. Negotiation and mediation can often help you resolve your problems without having to go to court.
Yes. We can go with you to your bank and help you sort
out any disputes you may have with them.
Yes. We can work with other advisers like rural financial counsellors, agronomists and accountants. Our aim is
to work with everyone involved to achieve the best possible outcome.
Yes. Our services are confidential and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not provide your personal information or details about your legal problem to anyone, unless we are authorised by you to do so or legally required to.
We make submissions to state and federal governments on legal issues relating to the rural sector.
We are constantly listening to primary producers and the agribusiness sector about the major debt related issues affecting them and what they’d like to see changed.
We also help educate the community by going to meetings
and talking about issues important to primary producers
and rural businesses.
We are committed to making our services accessible to
people from non-English-speaking backgrounds and people with disabilities.
If you would like information explained in your language, please phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on
13 1450 to speak to an interpreter. Ask them to connect you to Legal Aid Queensland. If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment you can contact us using the National Relay Service. To make a call, go to the National Relay Service website and ask for 1300 65 11 88 (Legal Aid Queensland’s legal information line). These are free services.
Your feedback—complaints, compliments and suggestions—is welcome and we take it seriously.
To make a comment about the service you received from Legal Aid Queensland, you can complete our client feedback form. The form is available from your local Legal Aid office and our website.
You can also give us feedback by: