Water is an increasingly scarce resource that needs careful management and policy development.
The Water Team
Insights from the Team
Important changes to how water is accessed and licensed in NSW
The Water Management Amendment Act 2014 includes some important changes to how water is accessed and licensed in NSW.
Ten-year limitation period for building actions in Victoria, including for work commissioned by water authorities
A Victorian Court of Appeal decision provides clear direction on limitation period for bringing building action
Assisting councils on major water projects
We advised on one of the largest water-recycling schemes undertaken by an Australian local government water authority
Advising on complex water infrastructure projects for local government
Maddocks advised Parkes Shire Council on the Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program
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.