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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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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … 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.