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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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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

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Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

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Is your franchise network now liable to pay payroll tax? December 6, 2019

If, as part of your franchise network, you are a franchisor that performs the administrative function of collecting fees directly from customers that are mutual to you and your franchisees and you remit the balance … Continued


Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian law firm that since establishing in Melbourne in 1885, has built a great reputation for working alongside private and public sector clients.

We value collaboration, knowledge sharing and high standards of professionalism.

We encourage diversity and foster open communication where individuality and personal expression are valued.

Our partners are accessible and have hands-on involvement in the work we undertake for clients.

We are serious about promoting innovative thinking to develop the way we work with our clients.

In this environment, and with the depth of resources we provide, your career is nurtured and developed at every stage.

Join a successful, growing firm

Maddocks continues to forge ahead as an independent, Australian law firm that continues to grow in a highly competitive legal market.

Here are the facts:

  • Partnership growth – up 12.5% from 1 May 2017 to 1 July 2018.
  • Revenue growth – up 9% in FY17 and 14% in FY18.
  • An attractive brand to recruits – ranked in the top 10 law firms to work by Grad Australia and in the top 25 most attractive law firms to work at by Lawyers Weekly in 2018.
  • Proudly diverse – 37% of our partners are women, with a target of 40% by 2020. In 2018, our diversity and equality initiatives saw us recognised as an Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for the 14th consecutive year and awarded a Bronze citation for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.
  • Supporters of the community – more than 8,000 pro bono hours performed in FY18 and more than $240,000 donated or granted to a range of community organisations.
Do great work with a diverse client base

Maddocks works with clients from the private and public sector to assist them in reaching their business goals.

We have a sector strategy that brings together our lawyers in five sectors: Built Environment, Education, Government, Healthcare and Technology.

You can read about some of the legal matters we have been working on with our clients on the Our Work section of this website.

Develop your career

Maddocks has a strong focus on continuing professional development for its legal and non–legal professionals.

We offer our lawyers an in–house Legal Professional Development Program and many also choose to undertake further external studies.

Our partners are dedicated to continuing legal education and staff are encouraged to participate in external seminars and training programs relevant to their particular area of practice.

Make a difference in the community

Our mission is to make a difference for our clients, each other and the community. Our corporate social responsibility initiatives are designed to make a difference within the communities in which we operate.

To find out more about how we do this, head to our Corporate Social Responsibility page.

Work with a flexible and diverse team

Maddocks provides a supportive and flexible environment for all employees. About a quarter of all of our people work flexibility, including more than 20% of our partners.

Find out about Maddocks Women, our internal networking and professional development program for all of our female employees.

Find out about Maddocks Pride, our networking and support group comprising LGBTI partners and staff and their allies.

Explore your innovative ideas

Maddocks is embedding a culture of innovation across the firm to drive improvements in the services we deliver to our clients and how we deliver those services.

Our innovation strategy, MaddX, provides the tools and skills for all of our people the opportunity to put forward ideas and to have their say on ideas put forward by their colleagues.

Find out more about Innovation at Maddocks.

Be active

You can join a range of out–of–hours activities that are supported by the firm. These include sporting activities such as the BRW Triathlon, City to Surf, Young Lawyers’ Run and various team sports. Regular Friday night drinks and other social functions give our people the chance to relax and get to know each other better.