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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

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The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 – ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off December 12, 2019

Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s ability to recover from a tenant certain costs incurred in complying with … Continued

About

We are a proudly independent Australian law firm that works collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships – our longest is now more than 100 years old. Our lawyers aim to deliver consistently high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility, responsiveness and transparency. Working with us, you’ll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, appropriately resourced and effectively managed matters.

Our clients tell us they come to Maddocks because we have the expertise they require, delivered with a strong emphasis on personalised service. What’s more, they explain that the difference between a Maddocks lawyer and others they deal with is that we’re welcoming, we value long-term relationships and provide clarity and commerciality in our advice.

Our culture is based on inherent core values that are promoted and observed across the firm:

  • Integrity
  • Stewardship
  • Collaboration and working together in promoting the interests of the firm
  • Commitment to doing things better through excellence, change and innovation
  • Respect for the value of the individual and diversity

We have been named in Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employers of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) as a citation holder for 2018. We have received the preceding EOWA citation since 2004, and are proud of our active Corporate Social Responsibility, Maddocks Women, Maddocks Pride and pro bono initiatives. Maddocks is a member of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) and our people work collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. We have formed strategic alliances with Australian and international law firms to expand our business across international boundaries. Specifically, we are a member of ADVOC, a global network of independent law firms.

Innovation

Maddocks has long been a progressive leader when it comes to devising innovative ways of improving our clients’ experiences when working with us.

As a legal adviser to leading government and private clients, we are constantly exploring how we can tailor or customise our services for efficacy and efficiency.

Two very real examples of how we’ve done this are via our ePortfolio and eContracts client platforms.

ePortfolio is a unique, web-based service that provides clients with 24-hour access to all relevant project information, interactively and in real time, through a single, integrated system. Numerous clients have realised the benefits of accessing the status and progress of their matters through this seamless interface.

eContracts is our electronic document exchange platform, which allows our developer clients to seamlessly sign project documents, saving them time and money.

We understand innovation goes beyond just the technology.

Our market-leading approach to diversity and workplace flexibility was recognised in 2016 when our Employment, Safety & People team won the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association/Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Award for innovation in flexible work practises.