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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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Latest Case

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

Latest News

COVID-19 Impacts on Freedom of Information (FOI) April 1, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a significant impact on the general public, business and government. Here we comment on the impacts to Victorian Government agencies operating under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI … Continued

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Emergency changes to tenancy laws – COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (ACT) April 3, 2020

  Important changes to tenancy laws in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are being proposed under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (the Bill) which was presented to the Legislative Assembly on 2 April 2020. … Continued


Our Awards

NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards

Maddocks had five finalists at the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, announced on 23 August 2019.

CEO Michelle Dixon was named the winner of the Change Champion of the Year category for her leadership in driving change within Maddocks and the wider legal profession.

Our other finalists were:

  • Outstanding Firm of the Year
  • Mentor of the YearAlicia Albury
  • Woman Lawyer of the YearAlicia Albury
  • Rising Star of the Year – Natalie Wendon


Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

Maddocks has been named a finalist in four categories at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Our finalists are:

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019

Partner Simonetta Astolfi won the Government Partner of the Year Award at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, announced on 30 May.

Simonetta was one of seven Maddocks partners named as finalists.

The partners and their categories were:

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30

Four of our young lawyers were named finalists in the 2019 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards. These awards recognise the most outstanding lawyers under 30 across Australia.

Our four finalists were:

  • Ali Gallaher (Employment, Safety and People)
  • Katherine Southwell (Employment, Safety and People)
  • Nathan Lambrinos (Government)
  • Simon D’Angelo (Environment and Planning)



Australasian Law Awards 2019

Maddocks CEO Michelle Dixon was a finalist at the 2018 Australasian Law Awards in the Law Firm Leader of the Year (> 200 lawyers) category.


UDIA Awards for Excellence 2018

The use of the Maddocks eContracts platform in the Woodlea project in Melbourne’s west won the Consultant’s Award at the UDIA Awards for Excellence 2018 on 7 December.

Woodlea needed a tailored platform that would handle the large volumes of sales required in such a project. Moving from paper to Maddocks eContracts also aligned with Woodlea’s vision of being state of the art in providing a digital experience for their customers.

The challenge was to create an accurate, efficient and secure online document platform that reduced paper use, specially for the property development industry. Maddocks eContracts allows developers, real estate agents and property buyers to sign contracts quickly and securely, significantly reducing the time previously required to print and send paper contracts from weeks to hours.

Find out more about Maddocks eContracts.

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

Maddocks was named a finalist in five categories at the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

The categories were:

CommsDay Edison Awards 2018

CommsDay Edison Awards 2018

Maddocks was named as a finalist in the CommsDay Edison Awards in the category of ‘Best Telecom Law Firm’. This award recognises outstanding legal companies and organisations that provide services to the telecommunications sector. This was the second consecutive year that Maddocks has been named a finalist in this category.

Financial Review Client Choice Awards

Financial Review Client Choice Awards

Maddocks has been named as a finalist in the Financial Review’s Client Choice Awards for 2018. The firm has been recognised in the category of Best law firm (revenue $50 million to $200 million).

UDIA National Congress 2018

UDIA National Congress 2018

We are proud to be the Legal Partner for the UDIA National Congress in Melbourne, 20-22 March 2018.