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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

Latest News

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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New Laws for Victorian Local Government November 15, 2019

After languishing on the to-do list of the previous Parliament, the Local Government Bill 2019 is finally back, this time with additional reforms targeted at strengthening council election processes and councillor conduct standards. The 2018 Draft Bill … Continued

Chris Reid Special Counsel

Background

Chris joined Maddocks as a special counsel in April 2016. He has had a long and distinguished career providing legal advice to Commonwealth agencies, Ministers and agency heads.

Chris has a wealth of experience and expertise in government law, administrative law, regulatory law, statutory interpretation and litigation and dispute resolution.

Chris is known for his practical approach to problem solving which is informed by a close understanding of the policy and political environment and seeks often innovative solutions which minimize risks to clients.

During his career he has held a number of senior legal roles within Commonwealth departments and agencies, most recently, as the General Counsel/First Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health.

Legal Expertise

  • Government
  • Dispute Resolution and litigation
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) and privacy
  • Administrative law and regulatory decision-making
  • Statutory interpretation and legislation development