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Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … Continued

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In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Construction & Projects

“They are brilliant. They have been really committed to the client and are very good with the technical legal advice but also have a very valuable commercial approach.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017

Advising clients in the construction and infrastructure sector is core business for Maddocks. As a result, our lawyers are frequently recognised by independent sources as amongst the best in their field.

Our team operates nationally, advising government and statutory authorities, local governments, contractors, subcontractors, facilities management providers, developers, institutional property owners, investors and  consultants.

How can we help?

Maddocks’ approach is practical, focused and hands on. Our objective is to minimise risk, create clarity and deliver optimal commercial outcomes for our clients.

An understanding of the construction industry, the regulatory environment and, importantly, your business – together with a strategic approach and legal excellence – is essential to providing effective legal services.

Maddocks can assist with all legal aspects of project procurement and tendering, project documentation, contract administration, dispute resolution, asset and facilities management, and building industry regulation.

Specifically, the team has substantial expertise and experience in:

  • legislation and government policies, procedures and codes, particularly relating to building industry regulation and infrastructure procurement
  • advising on suitable project procurement methodologies such as construct only, design and construct, managing contractor, early contractor involvement, and alliancing
  • preparing expression of interest and invitation to tender documents and assisting private and public sector organisations conduct these processes (including evaluation and negotiation)
  • preparing all forms of contract documents relating to construction and infrastructure projects including facilities management, operation and maintenance contracts
  • establishment and management of bidding consortia
  • managing contractor arrangements
  • advising on PPPs, particularly at the delivery level
  • contract administration and strategic advice to manage risk and minimise or avoid disputation
  • dispute resolution, including under the State and Territory ‘Security of Payment’ legislation.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – A highly regarded construction group attracting mandates in areas such as transportation, social infrastructure, residential and telecoms. Serves a clientele from the private and public sectors, with a strong base of state government clients.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Construction and Projects
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Construction and Projects
  • Doyle’s Guide 2015 – ranked for leading back-end construction law firm and recommended for front-end construction law firm.

“They are brilliant. They have been really committed to the client and are very good with the technical legal advice but also have a very valuable commercial approach.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017

Advising clients in the construction and infrastructure sector is core business for Maddocks. As a result, our lawyers are frequently recognised by independent sources as amongst the best in their field.

Our team operates nationally, advising government and statutory authorities, local governments, contractors, subcontractors, facilities management providers, developers, institutional property owners, investors and  consultants.

How can we help?

Maddocks’ approach is practical, focused and hands on. Our objective is to minimise risk, create clarity and deliver optimal commercial outcomes for our clients.

An understanding of the construction industry, the regulatory environment and, importantly, your business – together with a strategic approach and legal excellence – is essential to providing effective legal services.

Maddocks can assist with all legal aspects of project procurement and tendering, project documentation, contract administration, dispute resolution, asset and facilities management, and building industry regulation.

Specifically, the team has substantial expertise and experience in:

  • legislation and government policies, procedures and codes, particularly relating to building industry regulation and infrastructure procurement
  • advising on suitable project procurement methodologies such as construct only, design and construct, managing contractor, early contractor involvement, and alliancing
  • preparing expression of interest and invitation to tender documents and assisting private and public sector organisations conduct these processes (including evaluation and negotiation)
  • preparing all forms of contract documents relating to construction and infrastructure projects including facilities management, operation and maintenance contracts
  • establishment and management of bidding consortia
  • managing contractor arrangements
  • advising on PPPs, particularly at the delivery level
  • contract administration and strategic advice to manage risk and minimise or avoid disputation
  • dispute resolution, including under the State and Territory ‘Security of Payment’ legislation.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – A highly regarded construction group attracting mandates in areas such as transportation, social infrastructure, residential and telecoms. Serves a clientele from the private and public sectors, with a strong base of state government clients.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Construction and Projects
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Construction and Projects
  • Doyle’s Guide 2015 – ranked for leading back-end construction law firm and recommended for front-end construction law firm.