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Latest Case

Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … 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

Local Government VIC

Sound Counsel  is Maddocks complimentary information portal, developed for the exclusive use of those working in local government in Victoria. Here you will find helpful legal insights, checklists and other useful information.

To subscribe to Sound Counsel you must have a valid Victorian council email address.

For more than 130 years, our firm has immersed itself in advising Victorian local government. Many of our current team of more than 56 lawyers have worked within councils, providing us with unique insights into the needs and priorities of our council clients across all service areas.

Over the past 12 months, our people have acted for almost all of Victoria’s metropolitan, regional and rural councils, providing advice, advocacy and transactional assistance in areas ranging from administrative law and employment to multi-million dollar property redevelopments.

In helping you deliver quality services to your communities, we provide legal services in the following areas of law:

  • administrative law
  • commercial law
  • construction and projects
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • employment, and workplace relations
  • governance
  • human rights
  • intellectual property
  • occupational health and safety
  • planning and environment
  • privacy, FOI and protected disclosures
  • property
  • prosecution and enforcement
  • technology
  • valuation, rates and compensation.

We appreciate that you work in political and complex environments, making operational and policy decisions that impact directly on your community. The breadth of our expertise and capacity of our team mean we can apply these collective experiences of your sector in tailoring solutions that recognise the unique context of your individual council. Given that councils are increasingly being asked to do more with less, this experience means we can reduce or eliminate your costs of legal research and help ensure rapid and responsive attention is being paid to the issues you raise.

Our commitment to local government means we will always be in your corner.

We are proactively involved in the ongoing development of local government. We work with the Victorian State Government to influence policy and legislative outcomes, using our day-to-day experience with councils to ensure your interests are represented.

Our contribution to, and association with, industry bodies means we are perfectly placed to identify legal trends in the sector and share these with councils the minute they happen.

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Major Projects Guidance for Local Government

Sound Counsel  is Maddocks complimentary information portal, developed for the exclusive use of those working in local government in Victoria. Here you will find helpful legal insights, checklists and other useful information.

To subscribe to Sound Counsel you must have a valid Victorian council email address.

For more than 130 years, our firm has immersed itself in advising Victorian local government. Many of our current team of more than 56 lawyers have worked within councils, providing us with unique insights into the needs and priorities of our council clients across all service areas.

Over the past 12 months, our people have acted for almost all of Victoria’s metropolitan, regional and rural councils, providing advice, advocacy and transactional assistance in areas ranging from administrative law and employment to multi-million dollar property redevelopments.

In helping you deliver quality services to your communities, we provide legal services in the following areas of law:

  • administrative law
  • commercial law
  • construction and projects
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • employment, and workplace relations
  • governance
  • human rights
  • intellectual property
  • occupational health and safety
  • planning and environment
  • privacy, FOI and protected disclosures
  • property
  • prosecution and enforcement
  • technology
  • valuation, rates and compensation.

We appreciate that you work in political and complex environments, making operational and policy decisions that impact directly on your community. The breadth of our expertise and capacity of our team mean we can apply these collective experiences of your sector in tailoring solutions that recognise the unique context of your individual council. Given that councils are increasingly being asked to do more with less, this experience means we can reduce or eliminate your costs of legal research and help ensure rapid and responsive attention is being paid to the issues you raise.

Our commitment to local government means we will always be in your corner.

We are proactively involved in the ongoing development of local government. We work with the Victorian State Government to influence policy and legislative outcomes, using our day-to-day experience with councils to ensure your interests are represented.

Our contribution to, and association with, industry bodies means we are perfectly placed to identify legal trends in the sector and share these with councils the minute they happen.

Links

Major Projects Guidance for Local Government