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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

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

Latest News

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

Latest Article

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

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’.