About Us

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

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … 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.