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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

Latest News

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

Latest Article

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

State Government VIC

“For many of our clients, this year will see a shift in priorities and areas of focus as they embark on programs and projects that implement new government policy. We know that during a period of significant change, our government clients appreciate legal advice that is practical, strategic, and founded in a deep knowledge of the sector.”

James Smart – Partner and Sector Leader – State Government VIC

We get government.

Creating strong policy frameworks, delivering robust social, education and health services while building much needed infrastructure are all priorities for the Victorian State Government. The public’s strong appetite for ethical behaviour, transparency and fiscal accountability and competing demands for available funding all contribute to an environment where solid, sound legal guidance is vital.

Our advice to State Government departments and statutory authorities ranges from complex strategic policy advice and multi-million dollar projects involving a number of different agencies to supporting policy implementation and day to day activities.

We have an unwavering focus on taking care of the needs of the departments and agencies we serve through advising in the following areas:

  • commercial contracts – contract drafting and negotiation, government procurement, governance, projects, IT and IP, outsourcing, contract disputes and dispute resolution
  • construction and projects – procurement options, construction projects, construction disputes
  • employment, industrial relations, and OH&S – strategic IR, individual and collective employment agreements, HR management, terminations, OH&S systems, bullying, crisis management, inquests
  • planning and environment – Environmental Effects Statements, legislative advice, climate change advice
  • property – property redevelopment projects, acquisitions and disposals, leasing and licensing
  • regulation and administrative law – administrative law interpretation, public sector governance, risk based compliance frameworks, compliance and enforcement, FOI and privacy, prosecutions, statutory interpretation, legislative advice
  • Royal Commissions and Inquiries.

Government is our core business and Maddocks’ lawyers are deeply embedded in government. Our focus and investment in the sector means our people have acquired considerable expertise and understanding of government’s political and policy drivers as well as the necessary commercial requirements needed to successfully outsource government functions. We also understand the necessary commercial requirements needed by government to successfully outsource its functions. These include reviewing government’s entire land holding policies, advising on major contract procurement activities, advising on the State’s highly sensitive and extensive enterprise bargaining which led to the Victorian Public Service Determination, managing  vast leasing portfolios for government agencies and advising on how best to deliver major infrastructure projects.

We also know the importance of working within the parameters of Gateway to add value to the procurement process. Our government clients tell us that we are reliable, responsive, informed and have a strong grasp of the unique landscape that is the public sector environment. Maddocks proudly owns an enviable track record having advised more than 100 Victorian Government Departments and Agencies.

For us, delivering value means that we are cost conscious, transparent and innovative in the way we approach fees. We know government activities attract a high level of public scrutiny and that all expenditure must clearly demonstrate value for money.

Our lawyers are committed to building deep relationships forged by continuity of client teams and a conscious focus on hands on partner accessibility and availability. And, we are proud to give back. Maddocks proudly associates with the following industry bodies:

Corporate Member IPAA Victoria
Major Sponsor of IPAA Victoria 2014
Law Institute of Victoria
Property Council of Victoria
Urban Development Institute of Australia

Here’s where we contribute to industry debate:

Maddocks Signature Lunch series: we host an annual lunch series consisting of key note speakers addressing topics of interest to our government clients. Our speakers include State and Federal Ministers, leaders in industry and senior bureaucrats, who share their views and insights for the benefit of our government clients.

Awards and recognition

Best lawyers 2017

  • Paul Woods – recognised for Construction/Infrastructure
  • Andrew Pitney – recognised for Construction/Infrastructure
  • Mark Henry – recognised for Government; Public Law
  • Ross Jackson – recognised for Labour and Employment
  • Catherine Dunlop – recognised for Occupational Health and Safety
  • David Laidlaw – recognised for Litigation

Chambers Asia 2017

  • Maddocks is ranked in the following areas: Construction; Corporate and M&A; Employment; Environment; Government; Real Estate; Restructuring and insolvency; Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT); IT and Telecommunications
  • Andrew Pitney is ranked in Construction
  • Paul woods is ranked in Construction
  • Ross Jackson is ranked in Employment
  • Mark Henry is ranked in government

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016/17

Recognised for the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • TMT
  • Workplace, Health and Safety

Doyle’s Guide 2016/17

Recommended for the following areas:

  • Employment – VIC
  • Work Health & Safety – VIC
  • Planning & Environment – VIC
  • Environment – VIC
  • Property & Real Estate – VIC
  • Insolvency & Reconstruction – VIC
  • Corporate – VIC
  • Taxation – VIC
Links

The Mandarin – Maddocks is the inaugural law firm partner of The Mandarin for 2014 / 15
Risk Based Regulation Framework for Government

“For many of our clients, this year will see a shift in priorities and areas of focus as they embark on programs and projects that implement new government policy. We know that during a period of significant change, our government clients appreciate legal advice that is practical, strategic, and founded in a deep knowledge of the sector.”

James Smart – Partner and Sector Leader – State Government VIC

We get government.

Creating strong policy frameworks, delivering robust social, education and health services while building much needed infrastructure are all priorities for the Victorian State Government. The public’s strong appetite for ethical behaviour, transparency and fiscal accountability and competing demands for available funding all contribute to an environment where solid, sound legal guidance is vital.

Our advice to State Government departments and statutory authorities ranges from complex strategic policy advice and multi-million dollar projects involving a number of different agencies to supporting policy implementation and day to day activities.

We have an unwavering focus on taking care of the needs of the departments and agencies we serve through advising in the following areas:

  • commercial contracts – contract drafting and negotiation, government procurement, governance, projects, IT and IP, outsourcing, contract disputes and dispute resolution
  • construction and projects – procurement options, construction projects, construction disputes
  • employment, industrial relations, and OH&S – strategic IR, individual and collective employment agreements, HR management, terminations, OH&S systems, bullying, crisis management, inquests
  • planning and environment – Environmental Effects Statements, legislative advice, climate change advice
  • property – property redevelopment projects, acquisitions and disposals, leasing and licensing
  • regulation and administrative law – administrative law interpretation, public sector governance, risk based compliance frameworks, compliance and enforcement, FOI and privacy, prosecutions, statutory interpretation, legislative advice
  • Royal Commissions and Inquiries.

Government is our core business and Maddocks’ lawyers are deeply embedded in government. Our focus and investment in the sector means our people have acquired considerable expertise and understanding of government’s political and policy drivers as well as the necessary commercial requirements needed to successfully outsource government functions. We also understand the necessary commercial requirements needed by government to successfully outsource its functions. These include reviewing government’s entire land holding policies, advising on major contract procurement activities, advising on the State’s highly sensitive and extensive enterprise bargaining which led to the Victorian Public Service Determination, managing  vast leasing portfolios for government agencies and advising on how best to deliver major infrastructure projects.

We also know the importance of working within the parameters of Gateway to add value to the procurement process. Our government clients tell us that we are reliable, responsive, informed and have a strong grasp of the unique landscape that is the public sector environment. Maddocks proudly owns an enviable track record having advised more than 100 Victorian Government Departments and Agencies.

For us, delivering value means that we are cost conscious, transparent and innovative in the way we approach fees. We know government activities attract a high level of public scrutiny and that all expenditure must clearly demonstrate value for money.

Our lawyers are committed to building deep relationships forged by continuity of client teams and a conscious focus on hands on partner accessibility and availability. And, we are proud to give back. Maddocks proudly associates with the following industry bodies:

Corporate Member IPAA Victoria
Major Sponsor of IPAA Victoria 2014
Law Institute of Victoria
Property Council of Victoria
Urban Development Institute of Australia

Here’s where we contribute to industry debate:

Maddocks Signature Lunch series: we host an annual lunch series consisting of key note speakers addressing topics of interest to our government clients. Our speakers include State and Federal Ministers, leaders in industry and senior bureaucrats, who share their views and insights for the benefit of our government clients.

Awards and recognition

Best lawyers 2017

  • Paul Woods – recognised for Construction/Infrastructure
  • Andrew Pitney – recognised for Construction/Infrastructure
  • Mark Henry – recognised for Government; Public Law
  • Ross Jackson – recognised for Labour and Employment
  • Catherine Dunlop – recognised for Occupational Health and Safety
  • David Laidlaw – recognised for Litigation

Chambers Asia 2017

  • Maddocks is ranked in the following areas: Construction; Corporate and M&A; Employment; Environment; Government; Real Estate; Restructuring and insolvency; Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT); IT and Telecommunications
  • Andrew Pitney is ranked in Construction
  • Paul woods is ranked in Construction
  • Ross Jackson is ranked in Employment
  • Mark Henry is ranked in government

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016/17

Recognised for the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • TMT
  • Workplace, Health and Safety

Doyle’s Guide 2016/17

Recommended for the following areas:

  • Employment – VIC
  • Work Health & Safety – VIC
  • Planning & Environment – VIC
  • Environment – VIC
  • Property & Real Estate – VIC
  • Insolvency & Reconstruction – VIC
  • Corporate – VIC
  • Taxation – VIC
Links

The Mandarin – Maddocks is the inaugural law firm partner of The Mandarin for 2014 / 15
Risk Based Regulation Framework for Government