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Latest Case

Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Briefing council: Maddocks launches Victorian local government blog July 20, 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017 Maddocks has today launched Council Brief, a blog designed to highlight and discuss issues of importance to the Victorian local government sector. Leveraging 132 years of experience working with Victorian councils, … Continued

Latest Article

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next July 14, 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … Continued

Recognition

“Maddocks is ‘a sound and trusted adviser’ that provides ‘creative and effective solutions’.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

The 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific recommends Maddocks in the following areas: Banking & Finance; Construction; Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property; Projects and Infrastructure; Real Estate; Restructuring & Insolvency; Tax and Telecommunications, Media and Technology.


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Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 has ranked Maddocks in the following practice areas: Construction; Corporate and M&A; Employment; Environment; Government; Real Estate; Restructuring and Insolvency; Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT); IT and Telecommunications.

Fourteen Maddocks lawyers are listed as leading individuals: Simonetta Astolfi,  Andrew Chapman, Brendan Coady, Jeff Goodall, Duncan Hall, Bruce Heddle, Mark Henry, Nick Holuigue, Patrick Ibbotson (in two practice areas), Ross Jackson, David Newman, Andrew Pitney, Ron Smooker and Paul Woods.


Chambers Global 2017

Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories.

Chambers Global 2017 has ranked Maddocks in the following areas: Corporate/M&A (Band 4); Intellectual Property (Recognised Practitioner).

Ron Smooker is listed as a leading individual.


Doyle’s Guide 2016

Our lawyers have been ranked in the following areas: Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Construction & Infrastructure; Corporate, Commercial & Procurement; Employment & Industrial Relations; Insolvency & Reconstruction; Planning & Environment; Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Property & Real Estate; Wills and Estates; and Workplace Health & Safety.

24 Maddocks lawyers were named as leading or recommended lawyers in their fields:

Canberra: Simonetta Astolfi (Corporate, Commercial & Procurement); Jeff Derix (Corporate, Commercial & Procurement); Ian Temby (Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution).

Melbourne: Michelle Dixon (Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution); Catherine Dunlop (Workplace Health & Safety); Karli Evans (Employment & WHS); Rob Gregory (Technology, Media & Telecommunications); Marelda Hibberd (Insolvency & Reconstruction); Nick Holuigue (Property & Real Estate); Ross Jackson (Employment & Industrial Relations); Adeline Lane (Planning & Environment); Maria Marshall (Planning & Environment); Terry Montebello (Planning & Environment); David Newman (Insolvency & Reconstruction); Andrew Pitney (Construction); John Rantino (Planning & Environment); Paul Woods (Construction).

Sydney: Andrew Chapman (Construction & Infrastructure); Lisa Chung – Recommended(Property & Real Estate); Bruce Heddle (Employment & Industrial Relations); Brian Henson (Rising Star, Construction & Infrastructure); Olivia Hillier (Employment & WHS); Patrick Ibbotson (Planning & Environment); Mathew Stulic (Construction & Infrastructure).


The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in Australia 2018

45 Maddocks lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2018.

Canberra: Simonetta Astolfi (Corporate/Governance Practice, Government Practice and Regulatory Practice); Ian Temby (Government Practice).

Melbourne: Chris Beeny (Superannuation, Commercial); Michelle Dixon (Litigation); Catherine Dunlop (Occupational Health & Safety); David Hartney (Real Property Law); David Laidlaw (Litigation); Mark Hayes (Government Practice); Mark Henry (Government Practice); Marelda Hibberd (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Nick Holuigue (Real Property Law); Ross Jackson (Labour & Employment Law); Michael Johns (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Philip Jones (Commercial, Insolvency and Reorganization Law); Adeline Lane (Planning and Environment); Mimi Marcus (Planning and Environmental Law); Maria Marshall (Planning and Environment); Terry Montebello (Planning & Environment); Geoff Musgrove (Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice); David Newman (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Guy O’Connor (Real Property); Kevin Phelan (Commercial Law); John Rantino (Government Practice, Planning & Environment and Public Law); Ron Smooker (Commercial Law, Energy Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Gina Wilson (Litigation); Paul Woods (Construction/Infrastructure).

Sydney: Bronwyn Badcock (Real Property Law); Andrew Chapman (Construction/Infrastructure Law); Lisa Chung (Real Property Law); Brendan Coady (Information Technology Law, Telecommunications Law); Darren Gardner (Labour and Employment Law); Jeff Goodall (Information Technology Law); Bruce Heddle (Employee Benefits Law, Labour & Employment Law, Occupational Health & Safety Law); Patrick Ibbotson (Water Law); Aaron Kloczko (Health & Aged Care); Norman Lucas (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Lucille Scomazzon (Health & Aged Care, Non-Profit and Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law); Matthew Stulic (Construction/Infrastructure).

Maddocks received a Top Listed award in Planning and Environmental Law and Public Law in Melbourne in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia©.


AsiaLaw Profile 2016

Maddocks has been highly recommended in the 2016 Asialaw Profiles publication. Asialaw provides clarity for corporate counsel through market-leading news and analysis for the corporate legal community across the Asia-Pacific.


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David Newman is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.

Ron Smooker is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Corporate M&A.


Media Law International 2017 – Australia

Maddocks has been ranked for Media in Media Law International. The publication provides comprehensive coverage of firms and practitioners with medialaw expertise, across 40 jurisdictions. The research is based on objective market analysis that focuses exclusively on media law.


Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Maddocks has been named in Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality as a citation holder for 2016.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year we have received the citation as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, affirming we offer equal opportunity to all of our people.