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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

Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

Latest Article

Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued

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  • Constructing for the future: Part three

    In our third and final post in our SOUL conference 2018 series, ‘Constructing for the future -creating a community through innovative procurement method’, we will be looking at engagement with the community. Innovation, collaboration and … Continued

  • Constructing for the future: Part two

    Modular Construction – the way of the future? Partner Simone Holding and senior associate Louisa Nuccitelli recently shone a light on modular construction in their presentation ‘Constructing for the future – Creating a community through innovative … Continued

  • Constructing for the future: Part one

    On 1 November 2018 partner Simone Holding, senior associate and Louisa Nuccitelli presented at the SOUL Conference 2018 in Hobart, Tasmania. This blog post is part of a three part series exploring some key ideas … Continued

  • SOUL Conference 2018

    We will be in Hobart next week for the SOUL Conference and are looking forward to catching up with clients and colleagues at the various events. Maddocks partners Robert Gregory and Simone Holding and senior … Continued

  • 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

  • Academic freedom and the price of silence: university professor in hot water over climate change comments

    Peter Ridd, Professor of Physics at James Cook University, has brought proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the University, challenging a ‘Final Censure’ recently issued to him. Professor Ridd received the censure following a … Continued

  • Divestment of significant university assets

    Over recent years, the tertiary sector has been confronted with significant shifts in government policy, often requiring individual universities to make significant changes to their property portfolio to reflect changing education priorities. Maddocks has advised … Continued

  • Has Murdoch University altered the bargaining landscape in higher education?

    In a first for the university sector, Murdoch University has successfully applied to terminate the Murdoch University Enterprise Agreement 2014 (Agreement) under the Fair Work Act. Like many institutions, Murdoch suffered from the constraints of … Continued

  • Is Australia’s education system a mixed bag of excellence and mediocrity?

    Better teaching quality, re-building the VET sector, genuine options for acquiring new skills as people switch jobs and careers, using new technological models for educating people, and creating teaching-only universities are just a few of … Continued

  • US v Google: cross border data warrants

    Government authorities across the world have been turning their attention to accessing electronic communications as operational intelligence or evidence in criminal or national security investigations. The most recent aspect of this in Australia is to … Continued

Our contributors offer the latest legal developments, news and insights relevant to the education sector. Their time spent with clients adds depth to their knowledge – and they’re keen to share this with you! They come from different backgrounds, exhibit a range of skills and interest areas and deliver an all-around perspective on the issues faced by the sector.

We want to hear from you! Please join the discussion by commenting or contacting our thought leaders:

Brendan Coady | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6188
brendan.coady@maddocks.com.au
Rob Gregory | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3397
robert.gregory@maddocks.com.au
Lucille Scomazzon | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6212
lucille.scomazzon@maddocks.com.au
Simone Holding | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3858
simone.holding@maddocks.com.au
Angela Wood | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6298
angela.wood@maddocks.com.au
Michael Winram | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6228
michael.winram@maddocks.com.au
Michael Nicolazzo | Contributor
Senior Associate
61 3 9258 3306
michael.nicolazzo@maddocks.com.au

 

Sector Leaders:

Bruce Heddle | Education Sector Leader
61 2 9291 6129
bruce.heddle@maddocks.com.au
James Smart | Victorian Sector Leader
61 3 9258 3632
james.smart@maddocks.com.au