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Electrical and Control Systems Engineers/ Lawyers

Before transitioning to the legal profession, our expertise centered around the design and implementation of extensive High Voltage Generation, High Voltage and Low Voltage Distribution Systems. This included Switchboards, Protection Schemes, Uninterruptable Power Supplies, Inverters, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and Static Synchronous Compensator (Statcom) Systems, specifically tailored for use in wind and solar farms. Our design capabilities extended to conducting load flow and harmonic studies to optimize overall system performance.

In overseeing the design and installation phases, we managed Variable Speed Drives, HV and LV Cabling and Distribution, Capacitor Banks, Motor Control Centres, PLC, Profibus, Modbus, and Honeywell Device Net control systems. Additionally, responsibilities covered Fire Detection and Protection Systems, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS), Lighting, General Power, Computer, Data, PABX, and Telephone systems. We actively supervised testing and commissioning activities, certified completed installations, and negotiated electricity supply agreements along with connection requirements with AEMO, Pacific Power, and various Supply Authorities nationwide.

As Chartered Electrical Engineers and proud members of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), we actively contributed to the formulation and updates of Australian Standards. Regular participation in seminars sponsored by Engineers Australia and AEMO demonstrated our commitment to staying abreast of industry advancements.

Moreover, our firm is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), underscoring our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and ethical conduct. In navigating legal processes, we have successfully managed adjudication and arbitration proceedings in Australia, Dubai, and Singapore, showcasing our adeptness in legal matters across diverse jurisdictions.

Over 50% of our clients settle their disputes even before legal action commences. This is because we prepare fully substantiated cost and delay claims that deal with defects, variations, disruption, and payment disputes on their projects with a solid contractual/legal argument that leads to amicable commercial negotiations and early settlement.

Electrical and Control Systems Engineers

What do we help our clients with?

Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Gas, Hybrid projects, Battery energy storage;
Sale and Purchase of energy agreements;
Power trading, cross border supply and wheeling
AEMO compliance issues;
Project development and financing;
Planning, environmental and property issues;
Site Acquisition;
EOIs, MOUs, In-Principle agreements;
Design and Procurement Strategies;
Construction and operations support;
Intellectual property, including patents;
Litigation and disputes, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR), arbitration and mediation
Renewables commercial and regulatory issues
Taxation issues.

Field of Specialization

Our specialist field is commercial project development, defining scope, cost and procurement and construction plans. We are also experts in the field of claim preparation and defense for delay, scope changes, variations and unforeseen events.
Australian Institute of Project ManagementricsChartered Institute of ArbitratorsCIBSEICCP

Specific Professional Engagements

Strategic advice to major turbine manufacturer for tendering and development and commissioning of several wind farms in Australia and New Caledonia. Contract administration tasks including drafting of correspondence, back-end claim management, determination of merit and contractual entitlement for cost claims, delay and disruption and preparation of submissions and evidence bundles for arbitration proceedings conducted by major external law firm.
Claims preparation for contractor hired to erect several windfarms. Prepared the Payment Claim for 18m of outstanding variations on changes to the electrical requirements to the provision of unsuitable roads by the principal, which caused damage to turbine blades during transport.
Wind Mill Constuction
Prepared an expert report for a major law firm as electrical engineering experts regarding changes to the scope of the electrical installation works and the additional costs of variations that arose due to factory-assembled and pre-wired masts not being suitable for the new turbine models delivered for the project.
Prepared claim for turbines damaged in transit due to poor preparation of roads by civil contractor.
Civil Contractor

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Head Office Address:
Renewables Lawyers
Level 54/111 Eagle St
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone Number: 1300 710 864

Fax Number: 07 3839 5393

Business Name: Renewables Lawyers

Status: Registered


ABN: 40 650 782 317

Category: Law firm

Services: Security of Payments Act QLD, Claims Preparation,
CPM Delay Analysis, Construction Law


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TUESDAY 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Queensland Law Society Member
Australian Institute of Project Management
Member Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

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Wouldn't you want to talk about your project's construction-legal-commercial issues with someone who really understands them?, someone who has Engineering Manager, Project Manager, QS, Planner, studied law and is now a Registered Solicitor and Adjudicator under the SOP Act in Queensland?




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Security Of Payments Act QLD
Level 54/111 Eagle St
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