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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

Licensing & Disciplinary Inquiries

Maddocks advises on all aspects of licensing and disciplinary inquiries, offering a team with a deep understanding of the processes of regulatory bodies and, in particular, their activities in licensing, compliance and enforcement.

We have a strong appreciation of the importance of complaints management and service delivery to the public by regulators, and detailed knowledge of the administrative laws applying to disciplinary tribunals and boards.

How can we help?

Our services include:

  • advising on complaints and evidence to support disciplinary proceedings
  • drafting allegations for disciplinary inquiries
  • advising on suspension pending inquiries including on politically sensitive and public interest issues
  • acting as counsel assisting in disciplinary hearings or, where appropriate, instructing counsel
  • acting in merits and judicial review proceedings from decisions of disciplinary boards
  • acting in disciplinary matters in both an employment context and an occupational licensing context
  • preparing manuals which offer guidance to board members on the hearing of disciplinary inquiries, powers and functions and issues such as natural justice and drafting reasons
  • providing training to board members on their powers and functions when hearing disciplinary inquiries
  • advising on licensing / registration issues including decision-making, conditions, revocation of licence/registration and appeals
  • advising on policy and legislative amendments to enhance disciplinary powers
  • prosecuting title breaches and other licensing-related offences
  • advising on ‘non-prosecution’ enforcement such as the issuing of infringements, notices / orders or seeking enforceable undertakings
  • training for investigation / complaints officers on managing complaints, gathering evidence and preparing briefs.

See also: Prosecution and Enforcement and Inquiries and Coronial Inquests.

Maddocks advises on all aspects of licensing and disciplinary inquiries, offering a team with a deep understanding of the processes of regulatory bodies and, in particular, their activities in licensing, compliance and enforcement.

We have a strong appreciation of the importance of complaints management and service delivery to the public by regulators, and detailed knowledge of the administrative laws applying to disciplinary tribunals and boards.

How can we help?

Our services include:

  • advising on complaints and evidence to support disciplinary proceedings
  • drafting allegations for disciplinary inquiries
  • advising on suspension pending inquiries including on politically sensitive and public interest issues
  • acting as counsel assisting in disciplinary hearings or, where appropriate, instructing counsel
  • acting in merits and judicial review proceedings from decisions of disciplinary boards
  • acting in disciplinary matters in both an employment context and an occupational licensing context
  • preparing manuals which offer guidance to board members on the hearing of disciplinary inquiries, powers and functions and issues such as natural justice and drafting reasons
  • providing training to board members on their powers and functions when hearing disciplinary inquiries
  • advising on licensing / registration issues including decision-making, conditions, revocation of licence/registration and appeals
  • advising on policy and legislative amendments to enhance disciplinary powers
  • prosecuting title breaches and other licensing-related offences
  • advising on ‘non-prosecution’ enforcement such as the issuing of infringements, notices / orders or seeking enforceable undertakings
  • training for investigation / complaints officers on managing complaints, gathering evidence and preparing briefs.

See also: Prosecution and Enforcement and Inquiries and Coronial Inquests.