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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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Latest Case

Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … 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

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.