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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

Latest Article

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

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.