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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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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

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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

  • Changes to the intellectual property regime – Part two 

    This post is part two of a three-part series summarising the changes proposed by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 (Bill) and how they may affect the education … Continued

  • Unsocial media – how third-party comments on your public Facebook page can get your company in trouble

    Social media can be an effective way for education providers to promote their services. However, operators of public Facebook pages should exercise great care and diligence to vet, monitor, and control comments published on those … Continued

  • Code of Conduct no barrier to academic freedom

    The Federal Circuit Court has found that a former James Cook University Professor of Physics was unlawfully sacked by the University after it made a number of findings that he had breached the University’s Code … 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

  • 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

  • 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