About Us

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

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

Latest Article

When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

Miriam McDonald Consultant

Background

Miriam is distinguished by her strategic thinking at both legal and commercial levels and by her ability to manage complex commercial transactions. She has an excellent ability to communicate with, and relate to, legal and non-legal personnel about complex legal issues in ways that are easily understood.

Legal Expertise

  • Corporations law and corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Charitable trusts, tax concessions for not for profit organisations and cy près applications
  • General commercial contracts
  • Acquisition and refinancing of business
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchising
  • Privacy
  • Development and implementation of regulatory compliance programs in the public and private sectors

Experience

  • Advising on corporate structure, constitutional, governance and charity tax concession issues in the private, government and not for profit sectors, including indigenous, social housing, health and community services organisations.
  • Advising a major franchising entity on corporate and commercial issues, including advice on the Corporations Act, corporate structure and governance, share structure and issue, securities, fundraising and financial services advice and Franchising Code advice.
  • Advised an ASX listed company and private corporate group operating in the horticultural produce sector. Advising on general corporate and commercial advice, including ASX Listing Rules, structural, joint venture and Horticultural Code advice.
  • Advising and drafting on general commercial contracts and arrangements, including catering tenders, catering contracts, sponsorship agreements, sale of assets agreements, transfer of business arrangements, dissolution of partnership, distribution agreements and joint venture agreements.