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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

Providing probity advice to the Commonwealth Government May 26, 2017

We advised the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment and Energy in relation to the two-stage procurement of a new ice-breaker ship. Maddocks was the probity adviser to the AAD for … Continued

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Capital appointments: Maddocks Canberra office continues growth surge with addition of DLA Piper team May 1, 2017

Monday 1 May 2017 Three partners and 10 lawyers and support staff have this week joined Maddocks’ Canberra office in a significant shake up of the legal market in Australia’s capital. Anthony Willis, Caroline Atkins … Continued

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Building regulations update May 23, 2017

The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed on 11 May 2017 and is awaiting assent. The Bill was amended twice before it was passed. The amendments were mostly minor although further … Continued

Mediation & Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration, can be a highly effective option before considering litigation. These methods are generally shorter – and therefore more cost effective – than litigation.

How can we help?

Maddocks can advise on when mediation is required or should be considered as the first step in resolving a dispute. In these cases, our lawyers ensure that our client retains control of the mediation process and its outcome, advising if and when to move to more formal resolution practices. Our team of lawyers includes Partner Darren Gardner who is an Accredited Mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IAMA) and National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

Commercial arbitration may be required under a contract or may be preferred when a private and binding decision is required without the delays and formality associated with the Court system. Unlike mediation, arbitration is a more formal dispute resolution process governed by legislation. Decisions are enforceable in a similar way to a Court judgment. Our lawyers are regularly engaged by parties to arbitration from inception to completion, and are highly experienced in both domestic and international arbitration matters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration, can be a highly effective option before considering litigation. These methods are generally shorter – and therefore more cost effective – than litigation.

How can we help?

Maddocks can advise on when mediation is required or should be considered as the first step in resolving a dispute. In these cases, our lawyers ensure that our client retains control of the mediation process and its outcome, advising if and when to move to more formal resolution practices. Our team of lawyers includes Partner Darren Gardner who is an Accredited Mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IAMA) and National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

Commercial arbitration may be required under a contract or may be preferred when a private and binding decision is required without the delays and formality associated with the Court system. Unlike mediation, arbitration is a more formal dispute resolution process governed by legislation. Decisions are enforceable in a similar way to a Court judgment. Our lawyers are regularly engaged by parties to arbitration from inception to completion, and are highly experienced in both domestic and international arbitration matters.