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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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Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

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Ready and responsive: Maddocks launches guide to Royal Commissions and inquiries April 11, 2017

Tuesday 11 April 2017 Companies, organisations and government entities are more likely than ever before to be involved in a Royal Commission or inquiry, according to a Maddocks commercial disputes partner. Speaking at the launch … Continued

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Reading the tea leaves – How might the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill provide additional avenues for challenging government procurement April 26, 2017

In February 2016, Australia and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between a range of countries in the Pacific region. Chapter 15 of the TPP includes a number of … Continued

Education

The way people learn is changing. Student demographics have shifted, and locally we are realising the appeal of Australia as a destination for global learning. Against an evolving landscape, our clients tell us of the importance of securing sustainable funding, the potential impact of de-regulation of university fees and how university commercial arrangements may be regulated, and developing ways to deliver new and innovative offerings that meet the needs of the market for higher education.

Changes to course delivery and the introduction of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has resulted in stakeholders looking for success by reducing reliance on government support, and building the commercial appeal of our institutions.

With us, you can expect innovative and considered legal advice across the following areas:

  • asset acquisition and divestment
  • commercial/contract law
  • competition and consumer law
  • construction, projects, property and leasing
  • corporate structures and joint ventures
  • dispute resolution, mediation and litigation
  • employment and industrial relations law
  • workplace and occupational health and safety
  • governance, intellectual property, privacy and FOI
  • planning and environment
  • research and grant agreements and arrangements
  • regulatory, legislative and compliance
  • taxation
  • technology.

You need lawyers who understand the impacts of potential deregulation, evolution of the student experience and the unique needs of institutions operating in both the tertiary and vocational sectors.

In the higher education sector, universities are being challenged on many fronts. They are being asked to be more efficient, to differentiate, to improve the student experience and produce ‘work ready’ graduates, alongside world class research.

Here is a sample of where we have helped our education clients:

  • advising universities on dual sector and third party provider agreements and ensuring compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • advising on both sides of transactions involving research and grant agreements and arrangements
  • preparing tender documentation, drafting contracts, procurement and advising on commercial and legal risk, as well as strategies to manage contractual relationships to minimise that risk
  • advising universities and other higher education providers on numerous construction and infrastructure projects.

Our professionals make it their business to stay current across changes in education. In many cases, we are at the forefront of these changes, working closely with universities and other education providers to set new pathways to an innovative, sustainable community.

Hit a snag? Our lawyers will provide calm, considered advice to point you in the right direction. Our advice comes to you in clear, concise delivery, and where possible we will give you a range of options and present the associated  risks to bring you to action, quicker.

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edYOU Newsletter

Bringing you the latest legal developments, news and insights relevant to the education sector:

edYOU – Edition 1 – October 2014

edYOU – Edition 2 – October 2015

The way people learn is changing. Student demographics have shifted, and locally we are realising the appeal of Australia as a destination for global learning. Against an evolving landscape, our clients tell us of the importance of securing sustainable funding, the potential impact of de-regulation of university fees and how university commercial arrangements may be regulated, and developing ways to deliver new and innovative offerings that meet the needs of the market for higher education.

Changes to course delivery and the introduction of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has resulted in stakeholders looking for success by reducing reliance on government support, and building the commercial appeal of our institutions.

With us, you can expect innovative and considered legal advice across the following areas:

  • asset acquisition and divestment
  • commercial/contract law
  • competition and consumer law
  • construction, projects, property and leasing
  • corporate structures and joint ventures
  • dispute resolution, mediation and litigation
  • employment and industrial relations law
  • workplace and occupational health and safety
  • governance, intellectual property, privacy and FOI
  • planning and environment
  • research and grant agreements and arrangements
  • regulatory, legislative and compliance
  • taxation
  • technology.

You need lawyers who understand the impacts of potential deregulation, evolution of the student experience and the unique needs of institutions operating in both the tertiary and vocational sectors.

In the higher education sector, universities are being challenged on many fronts. They are being asked to be more efficient, to differentiate, to improve the student experience and produce ‘work ready’ graduates, alongside world class research.

Here is a sample of where we have helped our education clients:

  • advising universities on dual sector and third party provider agreements and ensuring compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • advising on both sides of transactions involving research and grant agreements and arrangements
  • preparing tender documentation, drafting contracts, procurement and advising on commercial and legal risk, as well as strategies to manage contractual relationships to minimise that risk
  • advising universities and other higher education providers on numerous construction and infrastructure projects.

Our professionals make it their business to stay current across changes in education. In many cases, we are at the forefront of these changes, working closely with universities and other education providers to set new pathways to an innovative, sustainable community.

Hit a snag? Our lawyers will provide calm, considered advice to point you in the right direction. Our advice comes to you in clear, concise delivery, and where possible we will give you a range of options and present the associated  risks to bring you to action, quicker.

Links

edYOU Newsletter

Bringing you the latest legal developments, news and insights relevant to the education sector:

edYOU – Edition 1 – October 2014

edYOU – Edition 2 – October 2015