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Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … Continued

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In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Providing strategic industrial relations advice to government

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.