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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

Advocacy

How can we help?

Maddocks has a strong focus on providing cost-effective legal advice, particularly in potentially lengthy and time-consuming disputes. Expertly conducting our own advocacy is an important part of our cost-management strategy.

In many instances, the same lawyer manages the matter from the taking of instructions through to presenting the case (other than in complex commercial cases). There is usually no need to brief barristers unless the risks or profile of the case demand it. Lower costs and better matter management through enhanced communication are the major benefits for our clients.

Our lawyers conduct their own advocacy across a range of areas with a particular focus on planning appeals and panel hearings, rate and valuation appeals, freedom of information issues, administrative reviews, prosecutions, anti-discrimination and industrial relations.

In addition to appearing at most interlocutory hearings in commercial litigation, the majority of our appearance work is undertaken in the conduct of:

  • planning, environment protection, extractive industry and special rates and charges appeals, including the presentation of applications for enforcement orders and other matters before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • matters before the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (NSW), Australian Human Rights Commission, Industrial Relations Commission (NSW), Fair Work Australia, the Land and Environment Court (NSW), the Transport Appeal Boards (NSW), the Anti-Discrimination List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • matters before the Federal Court of Australia and Local, District and Supreme Courts (NSW)
  • hearings in the Magistrates’ Court and at the Liquor Licensing Commission
  • appeals and applications for modification before the Building Appeals Board
  • appearing at coronial inquests
  • attending compulsory ASIC interviews and other meetings or formal processes with regulators.

Our lawyers receive intensive training through the Australian Advocacy Institute, as well as ongoing formal and informal training.

How can we help?

Maddocks has a strong focus on providing cost-effective legal advice, particularly in potentially lengthy and time-consuming disputes. Expertly conducting our own advocacy is an important part of our cost-management strategy.

In many instances, the same lawyer manages the matter from the taking of instructions through to presenting the case (other than in complex commercial cases). There is usually no need to brief barristers unless the risks or profile of the case demand it. Lower costs and better matter management through enhanced communication are the major benefits for our clients.

Our lawyers conduct their own advocacy across a range of areas with a particular focus on planning appeals and panel hearings, rate and valuation appeals, freedom of information issues, administrative reviews, prosecutions, anti-discrimination and industrial relations.

In addition to appearing at most interlocutory hearings in commercial litigation, the majority of our appearance work is undertaken in the conduct of:

  • planning, environment protection, extractive industry and special rates and charges appeals, including the presentation of applications for enforcement orders and other matters before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • matters before the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (NSW), Australian Human Rights Commission, Industrial Relations Commission (NSW), Fair Work Australia, the Land and Environment Court (NSW), the Transport Appeal Boards (NSW), the Anti-Discrimination List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • matters before the Federal Court of Australia and Local, District and Supreme Courts (NSW)
  • hearings in the Magistrates’ Court and at the Liquor Licensing Commission
  • appeals and applications for modification before the Building Appeals Board
  • appearing at coronial inquests
  • attending compulsory ASIC interviews and other meetings or formal processes with regulators.

Our lawyers receive intensive training through the Australian Advocacy Institute, as well as ongoing formal and informal training.