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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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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

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Maddocks advises Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 September The Federal Court has today approved the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Maddocks has advised Kidman over its growth story, from tenement acquisitions, … Continued

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New franchising disclosure document guidance – your document may not measure up September 18, 2019

Franchising in Australia is a sector under scrutiny. The sector has been digesting the content of the Fairness in Franchising report and the inter-agency Franchising Taskforce has been established. In the meantime, the Australian Competition … 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”.