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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

Advising on complex water infrastructure projects for local government September 12, 2018

Parkes Shire Council made the decision to replace its 80-year-old water treatment facility as it was nearing its capacity to properly service residents. The Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program saw the replacement of the … Continued

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Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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New Federal Court decision calls into question relevance of internal legal advice to AAT reviews September 18, 2018

On 3 August 2018, Justice Bromwich of the Federal Court handed down his decision in Commissioner of Taxation v ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) (formerly EBS & Associates Pty Ltd) [2018] FCA … Continued

Innovation at Maddocks

The legal sector is a competitive one. Firms are constantly looking for ways to provide outstanding client service while staying ahead of the changes that are currently sweeping through the sector.

At Maddocks, we do this through innovation. To us, innovation adds value for our clients and our firm by finding creative solutions to difficult issues.

Our innovation strategy – MaddX – focuses on creating a culture of innovation, where we are open to new ideas and are strategic in identifying new ways of working with each other and our clients.

What does innovation look like at Maddocks

The aim of MaddX is to embed a culture of innovation across all our offices, teams and levels of seniority by providing the tools to inspire our people to think about how we can do things better.

Our strategy is overseen by the Innovation Strategy Group and our Innovation Partner Shaun Temby. This group is supported by the Innovation Action Group, which comprises members from across the firm and whose role is to drive innovation initiatives stemming from the strategy.

We work closely with innovation specialist, Inventium, to help train our people in design thinking. To date, over 200 of our people have participated in design thinking workshops, which provide the tools and methodology to think creatively and constructively.

In 2018, Maddocks launched Madd Ideas, a crowdsourcing platform designed to gather, promote and rate ideas from across the firm. Since its launch, Madd Ideas has generated more than 30 ideas, eight of which are currently in the experimentation or implementation stage.

Also in 2018, we staged our first MaddX Week, a week of 30 events across our three offices designed to inspire our people to think differently. The week included keynote sessions by innovation leaders such as Jason Clarke, of Minds at Work, innovation methodology training by Inventium, presentations by leading technology companies, and a virtual reality booth in our Melbourne and Sydney offices.

Our most recent innovations

Luminance AI

Maddocks is using the Luminance AI platform to assist in the due diligence process in corporate transactions. The Luminance platform reads and understands legal documents in a similar way to humans, but at a greater speed. The technology instantly sorts and classifies documents while highlighting possible anomalies for review by a lawyer.

Find out more about our relationship with Luminance AI.

Maddocks eContracts

Maddocks eContracts is a market-leading electronic contract exchange for our property development clients. The platform has seen a significant shift in the way we assist our clients in the process of signing contracts for the sale of property lots. Maddocks eContracts saves our clients time and money while having a significant environmental impact by taking paper out of the traditional contract signing process.

Find out more about Maddocks eContracts.

Awards and recognition

Finalist – Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2018 – Innovator of the Year

Finalist – Janders Dean & LexisNexis APAC Legal Innovation Index 2018