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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

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … 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