Simon Foote has secured compensation for a client misled as to the critical attributes of a dairy farm in a recently released High Court decision. Justice Heath found that the vendor of the farm near Kaukapakapa had misrepresented important aspects such as average milk solid production, the effective area of the farm, the size of the herd farmed on it, and the use of other leased land to graze the herd. The purchaser received compensation representing much of the difference between the price paid and the real value of the farm.
A link to the judgment is here: https://forms.justice.govt.nz/search/Documents/pdf/jdo/8a/alfresco/service/api/node/content/workspace/SpacesStore/86ed73eb-0b0c-4431-9992-0614e842801f/86ed73eb-0b0c-4431-9992-0614e842801f.pdf.
The case continues Simon’s expertise in farming related disputes. He has undertaken cases concerning dairy, deer and arable farming, including succession and estate issues, animal husbandry and misleading conduct in the agricultural sector.