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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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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

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Briefing council: Maddocks launches Victorian local government blog July 20, 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017 Maddocks has today launched Council Brief, a blog designed to highlight and discuss issues of importance to the Victorian local government sector. Leveraging 132 years of experience working with Victorian councils, … Continued

Latest Article

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next July 14, 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … Continued

Government

Government is important to us. We’ve grown our firm over more than 125 years through a strong commitment to our government clients.

Our lawyers appreciate the complexities of working in Government, including the conventions and complex legislative requirements. We work closely with public servants, ministers, parliamentary committees, departments, agencies, statutory authorities and government-owned corporations.

Within the sector, our dedicated industry teams focus on Federal, State and Local Government. We also have cross-disciplinary specialist teams, such as the Climate Change & Sustainability and Fire & Emergency Services teams, who work across all levels of government and offer a holistic view of the business and legal landscape.

At a technical level, Maddocks invests in developing all of the core areas of legal expertise most relevant to government departments, statutory authorities and other types of publicly-owned organisations.LOGO - Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016

Our expertise and level of service has been recognised in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards with the firm being named a finalist in two categories: Best law firm (revenue $50 million to $200 million) and Best provider to government & community category. We are the only law firm to be named a finalist in the latter category.

In matters involving public law, we regularly advise on:ALA_2016_FINALIST_Government Team of the Year-01

  • administrative law
  • emergency services legislation
  • government liability
  • legislative drafting
  • statutory interpretation
  • public sector employment and industrial relations.

In matters of commercial law for government, we assist with issues such as:

  • asset sales, corporatisation and privatisation
  • competitive tendering and contracting in the acquisition of goods and services
  • corporate governance
  • infrastructure development
  • outsourcing, including IT outsourcing
  • property and leasing
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

In litigation and alternative dispute resolution, we offer expertise in:

  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Inquests and Royal Commissions
  • Representation before tribunals.

Government is important to us. We’ve grown our firm over more than 125 years through a strong commitment to our government clients.

Our lawyers appreciate the complexities of working in Government, including the conventions and complex legislative requirements. We work closely with public servants, ministers, parliamentary committees, departments, agencies, statutory authorities and government-owned corporations.

Within the sector, our dedicated industry teams focus on Federal, State and Local Government. We also have cross-disciplinary specialist teams, such as the Climate Change & Sustainability and Fire & Emergency Services teams, who work across all levels of government and offer a holistic view of the business and legal landscape.

At a technical level, Maddocks invests in developing all of the core areas of legal expertise most relevant to government departments, statutory authorities and other types of publicly-owned organisations.LOGO - Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016

Our expertise and level of service has been recognised in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards with the firm being named a finalist in two categories: Best law firm (revenue $50 million to $200 million) and Best provider to government & community category. We are the only law firm to be named a finalist in the latter category.

In matters involving public law, we regularly advise on:ALA_2016_FINALIST_Government Team of the Year-01

  • administrative law
  • emergency services legislation
  • government liability
  • legislative drafting
  • statutory interpretation
  • public sector employment and industrial relations.

In matters of commercial law for government, we assist with issues such as:

  • asset sales, corporatisation and privatisation
  • competitive tendering and contracting in the acquisition of goods and services
  • corporate governance
  • infrastructure development
  • outsourcing, including IT outsourcing
  • property and leasing
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

In litigation and alternative dispute resolution, we offer expertise in:

  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Inquests and Royal Commissions
  • Representation before tribunals.