Advising in Royal Commissions and inquiries
We have advised on many of the most significant Royal Commissions held in Australia
Maddocks has significant experience in advising clients involved in Royal Commissions and inquiries.
Recently, we advised the NSW Department of Family and Community Services in the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Sexual Abuse.
The Royal Commission investigated how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It was established in 2013.
Maddocks provided high-level advice to the Department, which included analysing and producing close to 95,000 documents to the Royal Commission, assessing and analysing the evidence before the Royal Commission and undertaking internal reviews of key Departmental policy areas to test their merits and the possible need for reform, and preparing witnesses and their statements. Our advice included important strategic advice on how the Department should handle particular case studies.
Partner Mark Henry led the Maddocks team on this matter.
Maddocks advises Victorian TAFE client on industrial relations arrangements
They needed to simplify their obligations under two enterprise agreements into a guide to do an organisational review
Maddocks advises the Australian Government on privacy aspects of the COVIDSafe app
The COVIDSafe app was to be downloaded by as many Australians as possible to help fast-track the road to recovery
Broken down – ACCC’s ‘future matters’ claims strategy in doubt
The Federal Court has ruled against one of the ACCC’s favoured approaches when litigating manufacturers’ claims
Advising on complex water infrastructure projects for local government
Maddocks advised Parkes Shire Council on the Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program