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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

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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

Government Litigation

Maddocks is highly experienced in successfully representing all tiers of government in the full range of courts and tribunals.

Our firm’s focus on servicing the needs of public sector clients ensures we are aware of the particular ethical and financial obligations placed on government in resolving disputes. We understand the pressures experienced by those who instruct on behalf of government and the different reporting needs of government in relation to disputes. We often assist in preparing ministerial briefs and answers to questions on notice concerning our client’s dispute.

Our team is experienced in working on highly confidential matters and issues which are the subject of intense public interest and political scrutiny.  We know that legal work undertaken by government will often involve matters which are highly sensitive, and we are particularly mindful of the need to exercise discretion and judgement and to maintain the strictest confidence.

Our goal is to assist government to resolve its disputes in the public interest, both in terms of outcome and cost. We take time to understand the context of disputes and bring a strategic mindset to their resolution. Our extensive experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution is critical in this context.

We fully understand the requirement to comply with state and federal guidelines such as the Commonwealth’s Legal Services Directions, including the need to act as a model litigant.

How can we help?

Our dedicated, highly specialised legal teams have the experience and depth of resources to manage the most complex dispute resolution through to finalisation, whether that be by negotiated settlement or hard-fought litigation.

Click on Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Prosecution & Enforcement; Government & Administrative Law for further information on our expertise in your area of interest or the list of team members at the top for assistance.

Maddocks is highly experienced in successfully representing all tiers of government in the full range of courts and tribunals.

Our firm’s focus on servicing the needs of public sector clients ensures we are aware of the particular ethical and financial obligations placed on government in resolving disputes. We understand the pressures experienced by those who instruct on behalf of government and the different reporting needs of government in relation to disputes. We often assist in preparing ministerial briefs and answers to questions on notice concerning our client’s dispute.

Our team is experienced in working on highly confidential matters and issues which are the subject of intense public interest and political scrutiny.  We know that legal work undertaken by government will often involve matters which are highly sensitive, and we are particularly mindful of the need to exercise discretion and judgement and to maintain the strictest confidence.

Our goal is to assist government to resolve its disputes in the public interest, both in terms of outcome and cost. We take time to understand the context of disputes and bring a strategic mindset to their resolution. Our extensive experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution is critical in this context.

We fully understand the requirement to comply with state and federal guidelines such as the Commonwealth’s Legal Services Directions, including the need to act as a model litigant.

How can we help?

Our dedicated, highly specialised legal teams have the experience and depth of resources to manage the most complex dispute resolution through to finalisation, whether that be by negotiated settlement or hard-fought litigation.

Click on Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Prosecution & Enforcement; Government & Administrative Law for further information on our expertise in your area of interest or the list of team members at the top for assistance.