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Celebrating 30 years across Sydney and Canberra

• 05 October 2022 • 3 min read
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From its origins in Melbourne in the late 19th century, Maddocks has grown into one of Australia's largest and oldest independent law firms.

In its 138th year, this month, Maddocks is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Canberra office, which opened in 2012, and the 20th anniversary of the Sydney office, which opened in 2002.

The opening of the Sydney and Canberra offices were major milestones in the growth of the firm that was founded during the Victorian economic boom of the late 19th century with its focus on financial institutions, property developers and local government.

At the time of its Sydney expansion in 2002, the firm comprised 200 staff and 20 partners in Melbourne. Now, Maddocks is a firm of 90 partners and more than 640 people working with a wide range of private and public sector clients from its offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Maddocks Sydney Partner-in-Charge, Shaun Temby, said: “Our Sydney team has experienced significant growth over the past two decades, built on our reputation for high quality service and depth of expertise for our clients and driven by our incredible people who’ve been with the firm over the years. Our leading technology and rich and diversity-led culture will see this expansion continue in the years to come.”

The opening of the Maddocks office in Canberra enabled the firm to expand its government expertise, providing increased support to Commonwealth government clients.

Canberra Partner-in-Charge Gavan Mackenzie said: “Over the last ten years, the Canberra office has experienced amazing growth. From humble beginnings as a single partner practice, we have transformed into a premium provider of legal services in the capital for a broad range of Commonwealth, State, Territory, and private sector clients. We are committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs by providing clear and solutions-focused advice and being easy to work with.”

Maddocks CEO, David Newman, said the Sydney and Canberra office anniversaries reflected the steady growth trajectory of the firm since early this century, driven by its focus on meeting the needs of its clients through technology, innovation and broadening our service offering.

“The anniversaries of our offices in Sydney and Canberra are significant milestones for Maddocks. We are extremely proud of the significant contribution these offices have made to the ongoing growth and success of the firm and our clients. We are excited about what the next two decades will bring as we continue to evolve and adapt the way we work with each other and our clients.”

A number of events will be held across the Maddocks offices this month to celebrate the anniversaries, and the role our team has played in building a successful independent Australian law firm.

About Maddocks

Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian law firm that works closely with corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. We advise national and international clients across infrastructure and development, and the education, government, healthcare, and technology sectors, from our Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Our specialist expertise includes dispute resolution and litigation, employment and safety, financial services, franchising and insolvency.

For more information:

Lisa Macnamara
Head of Communications
Tel: 02 9291 6114
[email protected]

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