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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 strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry January 23, 2019

Law firm Maddocks has advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on the aquisition of Australian duty free company JR Duty Free. Under the deal, Lotte Duty Free aquired 100% of … Continued

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Bully no more – Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to hear Council anti-bullying application confirmed January 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … 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