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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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Advising on regional NSW prison projects June 17, 2018

Maddocks has worked on the tendering and procurement of various prison projects throughout regional NSW (including Cessnock, Silverwater, Dillwynia and Outer Metropolitan Multipurpose correctional centres), which involved the design and construction of the refurbishment of … Continued

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Maddocks appoints new People & Culture director June 18, 2018

Monday 18 June 2018 Law firm Maddocks has appointed Deborah Stonley to head its People & Culture team. Deborah has joined Maddocks from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. She had previously been Director of People … Continued

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Major changes in the HR space for Victorian Local Government June 12, 2018

Following extensive consultation with the community, the Local Government Bill 2018 (Vic) was introduced into Parliament on 23 May 2018. If enacted, the Bill will repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic). The … Continued

Maree Skinner Partner

Maree is a highly regarded employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience supporting clients in the management of their employee and industrial relations issues. Maree practices in all aspects of workplace relations law assisting clients with everything from pro-active compliance measures, day to day employment issues and dispute resolution through to high level strategic advice.

Maree regularly advises clients on a wide range of industrial relations issues, such as industrial relations strategy, enterprise agreement bargaining and industrial disputes.

Maree has significant experience in assisting clients with compliance including Fair Work Ombudsman audits, investigations and prosecutions as well as self-assessment, auditing and pro-active compliance strategies. Maree also regularly advises on and conducts investigations for clients on workplace complaints such as bullying and sexual harassment.

While Maree seeks to assist clients to put in place systems which prevent disputes, Maree also has significant experience assisting clients in the resolution of workplace disputes, including those related to termination of employment, post-termination restraints, discrimination and harassment and industrial disputes.

Maree is well known for her pragmatic employment advice in relation to commercial transactions, restructurings and administrations and receiverships and regularly provides advice about transfer of business issues, retention and integration and employee entitlements.

Maree also conducts tailored training for clients on a range of topics including appropriate workplace behaviour, work, health and safety, recruitment and investigations.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 acknowledges Maree as a leading Employment practitioner, with one client saying that she is “a brilliant negotiator”.