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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

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Construction and Projects special counsel joins Maddocks January 17, 2018

17 January 2018 Maddocks has appointed Sefton Warner as a special counsel in the firm’s Construction and Projects team. Sefton brings to Maddocks extensive front-end construction projects experience, having worked on a number of major … Continued

Latest Article

2017: In Review – The biggest tech trends and events of the year January 17, 2018

2017 has been another frenetic and significant year for the technology sector. In keeping with Commvault and Maddocks’ joint mission to deliver you practical guidance, our end of year wrap-up highlights the most significant technology … 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.