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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 the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

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Briefing council: Maddocks launches Victorian local government blog July 20, 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017 Maddocks has today launched Council Brief, a blog designed to highlight and discuss issues of importance to the Victorian local government sector. Leveraging 132 years of experience working with Victorian councils, … Continued

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next July 14, 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … 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.