PE Law

Legal Adviser

Lead Contact

Barnaby McIlrath


4/97 Hyde Street, Footscray Victoria 3011, Australia

Landowners entering carbon farming or other offset agreements should consider the risks before signing a standard agreement offered by project developers. PE Law offers a contract review service at a price that is affordable and tailored to the key risks involved.

We offer a high-quality and timely service for a fraction of the cost charged by large law firms. Our experience allows us to cut through to the key issues affecting farmers and other land managers considering involvement in carbon abatement projects.

We offer the following services:
– -Draft and review carbon farming agreements
– -Develop and review biodiversity offset agreements
– -Review and draft on-title security agreements
– -Title registration services
– – Advice regarding compliance with statutory schemes for emissions reductions and biodiversity offsets

Our experience includes:
– -Review carbon farming agreements proposed by project developers for private clients
– -Develop template short form agreement for carbon offset broker
– – Develop template credit trading agreements for Trust for Nature (Victoria)
– – Develop template biodiversity offset agreements for Victorian Government Department
– – Act for Trust for Nature as broker of offset transaction for Peninsula Link Freeway ($10m+)
– – Act for private broker client in review of major offset transaction for major highway upgrade in Western Victoria ($5m+)
– – Act for private developer clients in drafting offset agreements and strategies for actions under the Environment Protection &
Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
– -Advising local government and private clients developing on title agreements to secure native vegetation offsets