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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 probity advice to the Commonwealth Government May 26, 2017

We advised the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment and Energy in relation to the two-stage procurement of a new ice-breaker ship. Maddocks was the probity adviser to the AAD for … Continued

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Capital appointments: Maddocks Canberra office continues growth surge with addition of DLA Piper team May 1, 2017

Monday 1 May 2017 Three partners and 10 lawyers and support staff have this week joined Maddocks’ Canberra office in a significant shake up of the legal market in Australia’s capital. Anthony Willis, Caroline Atkins … Continued

Latest Article

Building regulations update May 23, 2017

The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed on 11 May 2017 and is awaiting assent. The Bill was amended twice before it was passed. The amendments were mostly minor although further … Continued

Our Executives

Our lawyers are supported by a talented team whose focus is to provide an environment conducive to success.

These bright minds make up our executive group:

Michelle Dixon – Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Michelle is Maddocks’ Chief Executive Officer. She was appointed to the role following 17 years with the firm, including 12 as a partner and a period leading the firm’s commercial disputes team. Michelle works with the Board and partnership to set and deliver the strategic direction for the firm. Her career to date has been punctuated by numerous industry awards including being listed as a leading litigation lawyer in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers. She has also been recommended each year for dispute resolution in Asia Pacific Legal 500 – a client guide to the world’s best law firms since 2011. Under Michelle’s leadership, Maddocks was this year recognised as an Employer of Choice for firms >500 employees by Australasian Legal Lawyer, and received citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA. Michelle is a CEO ambassador for WGEA’s national pay equity campaign.

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Catherine Saliba – Chief Operating Officer

Catherine was welcomed to the Maddocks team in 2006 as Financial Controller, and shortly thereafter undertook the role of Director, Finance. Her remit recently expanded to oversee both Finance and Operations for the firm. Catherine brings to Maddocks a raft of experience in financial management, analysis, and operations, and works closely with her diverse team to deliver surety to our Partners and clients.

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Kirsten Lange – Director, People & Culture

Kirsten joined Maddocks in late 2015 as Director of People & Culture and is responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of People & Culture services to support the business, consistent with the firm’s strategy and values. Prior to joining Maddocks Kirsten was part of the Executive Leadership team at a leading global Professional Services firm and responsible for the HR function. In this role Kirsten led the design and delivery of the HR strategy, leadership and talent management as well as the cultural design and integration of acquisitions and restructures.

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Louise Wilkinson – Director, Business Development, Communications & Marketing

Louise initially joined Maddocks at the turn of the millennium as the Director, Business Development & Marketing. During this period, Louise was part of the leadership team responsible for repositioning the Maddocks brand including the transition from Maddock Lonie & Chisholm to Maddocks as well as embedding a strong client-centric focus across the firm. Opportunities abroad took Louise to Hong Kong, where she led Asia Pacific teams at both a global law firm and one of the world’s ‘Big 4’ accounting firms. In 2013, Louise returned to Maddocks and is responsible for advising the partners in all aspects of the firm’s brand, clients and market facing strategy.

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Bradley Kay – Chief Information Officer

Bradley joined Maddocks in 2017. As CIO, Bradley leads our information technology team and is involved in helping to drive the firm’s innovation strategy. He brings to Maddocks more than 20 years of experience in leading technological change at some of Australia’s leading professional service firms and companies. Immediately before joining Maddocks, Bradley was the CIO at accounting and auditing firm Pitcher Partners. He has also had leadership roles at KPMG and Spotless Group.

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