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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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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

Emergency Services

The only legal firm in Australia with a team dedicated to the emergency services industry operating at a national level, Maddocks has acted for a number of fire services for the past 15 years and understand these organisations and their operating environments.

Maddocks represented the Country Fire Authority in the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and acted for the Macedon Ranges Shire Council following the Ash Wednesday bushfires. The firm also acts for the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), the State Emergency Service (VIC SES) and the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC).

We can also draw on long-established relationships with fire experts and can call on them as expert witnesses and to provide expert opinion.

The only legal firm in Australia with a team dedicated to the emergency services industry operating at a national level, Maddocks has acted for a number of fire services for the past 15 years and understand these organisations and their operating environments.

Maddocks represented the Country Fire Authority in the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and acted for the Macedon Ranges Shire Council following the Ash Wednesday bushfires. The firm also acts for the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), the State Emergency Service (VIC SES) and the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC).

We can also draw on long-established relationships with fire experts and can call on them as expert witnesses and to provide expert opinion.