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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

Latest News

Special counsel joins Maddocks in Canberra January 16, 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 Veena Bedekar has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Canberra office. Veena joined Maddocks this week and will work with the Maddocks Probity and Property teams. She joins … Continued

Latest Article

Too much of the (Apple) pie? – Screen-time apps and misuse of market power January 16, 2020

Apple’s ‘screen-time’ functionality (and similar apps released by other developers) have changed the way we engage with our screens, allowing users to monitor how long they spend every day checking emails, messaging and their use … Continued

  • Federal Budget 2019: $525 million dollar skills package announced for VET sector

    Proposed Federal Government spending for universities did not figure heavily in Josh Frydenberg’s budget speech on Tuesday night. However, it caught our eye that the Government has announced $525 million in spending to upgrade and … 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

  • Marketing to students – lessons to be learned

    In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against a private sector for profit post-secondary education provider, claiming that the provider made misleading representations in its marketing materials about the job … Continued

  • What to do when your contractor hits the wall before they finish building it

    It’s 5.00am. You receive a call from the project manager for a new student accommodation project under construction. The contractor the university engaged to build the project went into administration the day before. A sub-contractor … 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

  • ACCC proceeds against myTime Learning for consumer law breaches

    myTime Learning is a private vocational education training provider in NSW operated by Phoenix Institute of Australia Pty Ltd. myTime’s business model was apparently to sign up eligible students to online courses funded by the … 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

  • Universities contract reporting under the GIPA Act: Audit Report shows low levels of compliance

    On 25 August 2015, the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW released its report into the compliance of NSW universities with contract reporting obligations. Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, universities have mandatory … Continued