Everybody might be able to recognise it, but can they create it? We have the necessary legal and drafting skills and experience to help you create good legislation.
When legislative change is necessary, it is important that legal advisers with the appropriate skill and experience are involved from an early stage.
Our lawyers provide a full service to government departments and other organisations that are developing policy proposals that will lead to legislation. We can provide specialist commercial legal expertise to assist in the development of regulatory and policy frameworks. Our team includes lawyers with many years of government experience, including extensive experience in the preparation and passing of complex legislation.
We are able to support the policy process from the early conceptual stages right through to enactment of legislation and preparation of regulations and other statutory instruments. We work closely with policy advisers, in-house lawyers and the Parliamentary Counsel Office. We also offer training and development opportunities to departmental lawyers who work with us on major projects.
Acting as primary legal adviser to the Electricity Authority (and its predecessor, the Electricity Commission)
Recent work includes advice on the design and implementation of a system of locational hedges to manage transmission pricing risk in the wholesale electricity market