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.

Learn More

Latest Case

Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Patrick Ibbotson announced as new chairman of Maddocks June 14, 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 One of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers has been elected the new chairman of Maddocks. Sydney-based partner Patrick Ibbotson will take over the role on 1 July. Patrick has been … Continued

Latest Article

Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase? June 15, 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … Continued

Advising in Royal Commissions and inquiries

Maddocks has significant experience in advising clients involved in Royal Commissions and inquiries.

Recently, we have been advising the NSW Department of Family and Community Services in the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Sexual Abuse.

The Royal Commission is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It was established in 2013 and is continuing.

Maddocks is providing high-level advice to the Department, which has included analysing and producing close to 95,000 documents to the Royal Commission, assessing and analysing the evidence before the Royal Commission and undertaking internal reviews of key Departmental policy areas to test their merits and the possible need for reform, and preparing witnesses and their statements. Our advice has included important strategic advice on how the Department should handle particular case studies.

Partner Mark Henry has been leading the Maddocks team on this matter.

Maddocks has significant experience in advising clients involved in Royal Commissions and inquiries.

Recently, we have been advising the NSW Department of Family and Community Services in the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Sexual Abuse.

The Royal Commission is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It was established in 2013 and is continuing.

Maddocks is providing high-level advice to the Department, which has included analysing and producing close to 95,000 documents to the Royal Commission, assessing and analysing the evidence before the Royal Commission and undertaking internal reviews of key Departmental policy areas to test their merits and the possible need for reform, and preparing witnesses and their statements. Our advice has included important strategic advice on how the Department should handle particular case studies.

Partner Mark Henry has been leading the Maddocks team on this matter.