Water is an increasingly scarce resource that needs careful management and policy development.
Our Water Expertise
Australia is the world’s driest continent and the crippling drought presently affecting most of the country dramatically underscores the increasing importance of careful planning and management of our limited water resources.
Adding to this the issues of climate change, population growth and increasing competition for access to scarce water resources, means that strategic planning for and effective management of Australian water resources is vital for the environment, secure supply of sound water, health of people and for economic development, and will continue to be a critical concern for governments and business across Australia.
Maddocks has a strong focus on water. Our experience draws on resources from across the firm to offer advice and legal services to all levels of government, to water companies and agencies and to clients in the private sector.
The Water Team
Insights from the Team
Other services used by our Water clients
Mergers & Acquisitions
We advise businesses on all types of business acquisition transactions, from legal guidance to practical management of issues.
Our construction service provides advice to generate a way forward for property and infrastructure clients needing legal, business and regulatory insight.
We work with clients at all tiers of government who need strategic and operational administrative legal advice and guidance.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
We offer Alternative Dispute Resolution to corporate and government clients, including mediation and arbitration.
Our lawyers understand that taking action through litigation is sometimes required to successfully achieve business goals.
Major Projects & PPPs
We can assist by understanding the intersection of your business needs, the commercial influences and regulatory environment for your project.
Employment, Remuneration & Benefits
Our employment law service spans recruitment, remuneration policies and benefits for your workforce.
We offer advice and negotiation strategies for organisations experiencing industrial relations issues.
Workplace Health & Safety
We assist clients navigate a range of safety laws and regulations.
Compliance & Enforcement
We regularly act for government clients who require others to comply with a full range of enforcement-related matters.
Real Estate team provides a full-service property offering with strategic and practical advice that helps achieve commercial outcomes.
Planning & Environment
Our Planning & Environment team advises on the complete range of planning issues, from environmental impact to development scheme approvals.
Royal Commissions, Inquiries & Inquests
Our Royal Commissions and inquiries team is one of Australia’s leaders in the field, resulting in strategic advice that benefits our clients.
Licensing & Disciplinary Inquiries
We support government clients in facilitating action against licensing and disciplinary offences.
Competition & Regulation
We advise clients on navigating the issues, investigations and enforcement of competition & regulation laws.