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Peter Long

Peter Long is highly regarded as one of Australia’s leading litigators for small businesses and rural enterprises.

In more than 29 years of practice, Peter has worked on thousands of cases and has won some of the most significant legal victories on behalf of small business people in Australia’s history.

Peter’s abilities were recognised by his peers, when in 1997, he was awarded the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association Civil Justice Award (the association is now named the Australian Lawyers Alliance).

The award followed Peter’s outstanding success in representing several thousand farmers who had suffered major losses when their cattle were contaminated by a cotton pesticide, Helix.

Peter has also successfully represented rural-based business people in other landmark group actions including the Acatak litigation for several hundred graziers whose cattle were contaminated by a tick acaricide; and the Alfarm class action on behalf of dozens of farmers throughout Australia who suffered losses from acquiring defective farm machinery.

Peter was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1983 and was accredited as a Specialist by the New South Wales Law Society in 1993.

Peter remains an active member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and has chaired its Chemical Injury Special Interest Group.

He has delivered numerous papers and presentations to seminars and conferences of lawyers, accountants, agronomists and other professionals throughout Australia.

Peter is a father of four children and husband to Sarah and his interests include the Australian bush, sport, reading, writing and gardening.

Email Peter:   peter@rurallawyer.com.au