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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

Latest News

Maddocks appoints next CEO March 31, 2020

Tuesday 31 March 2020  Maddocks has appointed David Newman as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer. David is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team and is based in Melbourne. David brings significant … Continued

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Changes to Clerks Award eases burden on employers during COVID-19 March 31, 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has granted an urgent application to vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 (the Clerks Award), making changes to annual leave, minimum hours and notice requirements. The decision is … Continued

David Newman Partner

“A very commercial operator who understands his clients’ commercial needs.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific


David acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners and secured lenders in all aspects of corporate insolvency and security enforcement. He advises companies and directors in relation to their duties and obligations, particularly when a company is facing insolvency.  David also represents clients in civil and criminal proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

An experienced litigation and commercial lawyer, David’s clients benefit from his practical and commercial approach to asset realisation and dispute resolution. Through his association with peak industry bodies, David keeps abreast of developments in his area of practice and is often asked to address clients and insolvency professionals.

David has been ranked in a number of directories, including:

  • 2010 – 2020:      Best Lawyers Australia (recommended for Insolvency & Reorganisation Law)
  • 2015 – 2018:      Legal 500 Asia Pacific (recommended for Restructuring and insolvency)
  • 2013 – 2014:      Chambers Asia (recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • 2015:    Doyle’s Guide (recommended nationally for Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • 2015:    Chambers Asia Pacific (recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • 2016:    Doyle’s Guide (leading lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • 2016:    Chambers Asia Pacific (notable practitioner in Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • 2016:    Asia Law Profiles (leading lawyer)
  • 2017:    Chambers Asia Pacific (recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • 2019:    Asia Law Leading Lawyers (Distinguished Practitioner, Restructuring and Insolvency)

Legal Expertise

  • Corporate and personal insolvency
  • Corporate governance and directors duties
  • Partnership dispute