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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 advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry January 23, 2019

Law firm Maddocks has advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on the aquisition of Australian duty free company JR Duty Free. Under the deal, Lotte Duty Free aquired 100% of … Continued

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Bully no more – Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to hear Council anti-bullying application confirmed January 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … Continued

Partnerships

Supporting the contemporary arts

As the first Australian corporate sponsor for the Venice Biennale, Maddocks has supported Australian artists exhibiting at the world’s premier contemporary art event since 2001.

We are once again sponsoring the Australian representation to the Venice Biennale 2019. More information on the Australian representation is available at the Australia Council for the Arts website.

Maddocks established the Maddocks Art Prize which enables two emerging Australian artists to attend the Venice Biennale. The prize provides accommodation and a stipend for a week in Venice.

The winners of the 2017 Maddocks Art Prize were James Nguyen and Noriko Nakamura.

We are proud to be the official Legal Partner for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, a national organisation dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.

Maddocks also proudly provides legal advice to many arts organisations – the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Victorian College of the Arts are just three.

Taronga Zoo

Maddocks is proud to partner with a Sydney icon, the Taronga Zoo, in 2019.

Maddocks is a Presidential level sponsor of Taronga Zoo and a sponsor of the American Express Twilight at Taronga Series. All proceeds of the concert series goes towards Taronga Zoo’s ongoing conservation and research work.

Find out more about Taronga Zoo and Twilight at Taronga.

Indigenous Marathon Project

More recently, Maddocks together with the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), have formalised a two year alliance, with the firm providing pro bono legal, marketing and library services to the IMP team.

William Ah Ket Scholarship

Maddocks is the sponsor of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, an initiative by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

William did his article at Maddocks (then called Maddock & Jamieson) in 1903, before joining the Bar in 1904. He is believed to be the first person of Chinese heritage to practise as a lawyer in Australia.

The scholarship is an annual $5,000 prize given to a young lawyer for the most outstanding essay on a topic related to equality and diversity in the law.