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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

Winners of 2019 Maddocks Art Prize announced March 22, 2019

Friday 22 March 2019 Two of Australia’s most talented contemporary visual artists have been awarded the 2019 Maddocks Art Prize. Anna McMahon (ACT/NSW) and Zoë Croggon (Victoria) were last night named the winners of the … Continued

Latest Article

The long wait for franchising inquiry findings is over March 15, 2019

The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees][1] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued

Employment Blog

  • Tweets, posts, updates and discipline – navigating social media and disciplinary action

    The issue of employers disciplining employees over social media posts continues to be difficult terrain for everyone to navigate. We have recently seen a Cricket Australia employee dismissed from her role as Tasmanian Government Relations … Continued

  • Four-year Modern Award review: what it means for you

    When the Fair Work Act was introduced in 2009, the Act brought with it an obligation on the Fair Work Commission to carry out four-yearly reviews of modern awards. The review of the higher education … Continued

  • Maddocks sponsors 2016 SOUL Conference

    Partner Gina Wilson and special counsel Siobhan Andersen represented Maddocks at the 2016 SOUL Conference on the Gold Coast last month, where they shared their insights on anti-bribery and corruption and unfair contract terms with … Continued

  • Mental health issues in unfair dismissal claims

    Wednesday 21 September 2016 Employers will be aware that the Fair Work Act sets out certain factors that the Fair Work Commission is required to consider in order to determine if a dismissal of an … Continued

  • edYOU Newsletter goes live

    Our second edition of edYOU, Maddocks’ industry publication providing you with news and legal updates from the education sector, has gone live today! This edition coincides with the SOUL 2015 Conference, where Maddocks will be speaking on the topics … Continued

  • Increased options for universities in bargaining negotiations

    A recent decision in relation to the termination of enterprise agreements potentially increases the options open to universities involved in bargaining negotiations. Applying to terminate agreements past their nominal expiry date may be a useful … Continued