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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

Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

Latest Article

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … Continued

Reading Room

  • Changes to the ACT Lease Variation Charge

    As the Canberra landscape changes, property owners and developers are increasingly looking to undertake infill projects or regenerate existing properties. These projects usually cannot proceed without a variation to the Crown lease, either to add … Continued

  • Top tips for developers establishing a Management and Letting Rights structure

    Following our recent Developer Series event, ‘Emerging trends in development and the role of owners corporation agreements’, panellist Alex Cook shares his thoughts on tips for developers setting up a Management and Letting Rights structure. … Continued

  • The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 – The nuts and bolts

    Since our last update on the Government’s proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970, the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was passed by Parliament on 9 August 2018. This Bill represents the … Continued

  • Trends and issues in retail mixed-use development

    In recent years, we have seen a number of clear trends in mixed-used property development: international influences, including acceptance of apartment living, international participants in the property development industry, international buyers and international marketing strategies/channels … Continued

  • Are you PEXA ready?

    The conveyancing industry is about to get another major shake-up as Land Use Victoria (LUV) transitions to 100% digital lodgements on PEXA. This may have substantial consequences for developers who are coming towards the income … Continued

  • Why improving housing affordability matters

    John Daley has been Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute since it was founded nine years ago. He has published extensively on housing affordability, and recently co-authored a report ‘Housing affordability – re-imagining the Australian … Continued

  • This is only the beginning – the combustible cladding issue

    The combustible cladding issue has been one at the forefront of the minds of developers, builders, architects and building surveyors since the Lacrosse fire in the Docklands in 2014. That fire joins the unfortunate list … Continued

  • Increased SRO compliance activity for nominations

    We are aware of an increase in compliance activity being undertaken by the State Revenue Office (SRO) in relation to investigating the potential application of the sub-sale provisions to nominations and land sale contracts. The … Continued

  • Australia’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

    The new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme commenced on 22 February 2018. The NDB scheme is contained in Part IIIC of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).  The Privacy Act also contains the … Continued

  • A warning for agents – how to avoid underquoting

    Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) commenced proceedings in the Federal Court last week against real estate agency Hoskins Maroondah (Hoskins) and its director, alleging, among other things, that Hoskins underquoted on the sale of 26 properties … Continued