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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

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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

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Back to the future? Five key legal considerations for developers when dealing with industrial sites November 17, 2017

As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … Continued

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

‘Overall standards are excellent’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Maddocks has close to 70 partners and the majority of these are regularly involved in dispute resolution, including in the areas of employment, tax, planning, environment and construction.

Our team advises both public and private sector clients on the wide range of strategies available to them.

How can we help?

Maddocks has a dedicated dispute resolution & litigation team which has the experience and depth of resources to provide a range of advice, litigation and dispute resolution services for a very broad spectrum of legal issues. Our services include:

  • advice
  • litigation
  • arbitration
  • mediation
  • conciliation
  • expert determination
  • facilitated dispute processes
  • class actions
  • dispute boards and tribunals
  • negotiated settlements
  • commissions and inquiries.

Our practice is based on the fundamental understanding that commercial disputes do not form part of our clients’ core business. To reduce costs, provide greater flexibility and facilitate communication, Maddocks often proposes alternative dispute resolution processes, including commercial negotiation, arbitration and mediation. However, when litigation is required we are recognised for our uncompromising but fair representation.

At Maddocks, our approach is to work with our clients to achieve their commercial objective. We:

  • emphasise early, commercial resolutions to disputes, rather than prolonged and costly litigation
  • continue to advise our clients on their strategic options throughout any dispute resolution process
  • carefully consider and discuss with our clients the costs and benefits of pursuing or contesting issues
  • seek to work constructively with the other party to the dispute and their lawyers
  • whenever possible, and if appropriate, focus on maintaining relationships with other parties in order to keep our clients’ commercial options open for when the dispute is resolved.

Above all, we pride ourselves on our ability to go beyond ‘black letter’ legal advice to give our clients commercial solutions to their problems. We understand our clients’ businesses and the environments in which they operate and work with them to develop the most effective strategy for the dispute at hand.

Recognition

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013/2014 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution -“Maddocks’ commercial disputes team provides ‘first class service’.

‘Overall standards are excellent’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Maddocks has close to 70 partners and the majority of these are regularly involved in dispute resolution, including in the areas of employment, tax, planning, environment and construction.

Our team advises both public and private sector clients on the wide range of strategies available to them.

How can we help?

Maddocks has a dedicated dispute resolution & litigation team which has the experience and depth of resources to provide a range of advice, litigation and dispute resolution services for a very broad spectrum of legal issues. Our services include:

  • advice
  • litigation
  • arbitration
  • mediation
  • conciliation
  • expert determination
  • facilitated dispute processes
  • class actions
  • dispute boards and tribunals
  • negotiated settlements
  • commissions and inquiries.

Our practice is based on the fundamental understanding that commercial disputes do not form part of our clients’ core business. To reduce costs, provide greater flexibility and facilitate communication, Maddocks often proposes alternative dispute resolution processes, including commercial negotiation, arbitration and mediation. However, when litigation is required we are recognised for our uncompromising but fair representation.

At Maddocks, our approach is to work with our clients to achieve their commercial objective. We:

  • emphasise early, commercial resolutions to disputes, rather than prolonged and costly litigation
  • continue to advise our clients on their strategic options throughout any dispute resolution process
  • carefully consider and discuss with our clients the costs and benefits of pursuing or contesting issues
  • seek to work constructively with the other party to the dispute and their lawyers
  • whenever possible, and if appropriate, focus on maintaining relationships with other parties in order to keep our clients’ commercial options open for when the dispute is resolved.

Above all, we pride ourselves on our ability to go beyond ‘black letter’ legal advice to give our clients commercial solutions to their problems. We understand our clients’ businesses and the environments in which they operate and work with them to develop the most effective strategy for the dispute at hand.

Recognition

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013/2014 – Ranked for Dispute Resolution -“Maddocks’ commercial disputes team provides ‘first class service’.