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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

Reading Room

  • Bundling: A new frontier in home care

    In February 2017 a number of important reforms to home care packages were implemented, which reflected the continuing drive of the Australian Government to increase consumer choice and control. These reforms included the allocation of … Continued

  • What is the legal status of an accredited practitioner?

    A couple of recent cases have thrown up a quite puzzling question in a fundamental area of clinical governance and hospital administration: the legal nature of the relationship between a private hospital and its accredited … Continued

  • 2016 in Review

    A great summer read, the 2016 in Review details the important decisions of 2016 and their impact on employment policies and practices. Click here to download.    

  • Assessing capacity to consent to medical treatment – what factors should be taken into account?

    Each adult in Australia is presumed to have capacity to exercise their right of self-determination and give or withhold consent to medical treatment unless this presumption is rebutted. Once consent to certain treatment is given, … Continued

  • The NDIS – what does it mean for the NFP sector?

    The insurance-based funding model under the NDIS will fundamentally impact the way disability care and support is provided in Australia. We predict there will be significant movement in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector during this time … Continued

  • Reckitt Benckiser pays $1.7M penalty for pain relief claims

    Last month, the Federal Court handed down its penalty decision in the proceedings commenced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of Nurofen-branded products. In ordering Reckitt Benckiser to … Continued

  • ACCC’s attempt to obtain new documents, a post-hearing headache for Reckitt Benckiser

    The ongoing proceedings between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of Nurofen-branded products, has taken an interesting turn. Last month, after successfully securing a consent judgment against Reckitt Benckiser … Continued

  • Court ruling on Nurofen packaging a headache for Reckitt Benckiser

    Earlier this week, the Federal Court of Australia found the promotion by Reckitt Benckiser of its popular Nurofen branded products as treatments for specific ailments, such as migraines, tension headaches, period and back pain was … Continued

  • Aged care health check: Sector Leader update

    Our Sector Leader – Healthcare Angela Wood offers her opinions on recent federal government ministerial changes: It’s back to the future with the move of aged care from the Social Services portfolio back to the … Continued

  • The new Powers of Attorney in Victoria

    On 1 September 2015, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) came into effect, changing the way Victorians create and execute Enduring Power of Attorney documents. The president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, … Continued