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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 major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

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Maddocks advises Swinburne University of Technology on $118 million online education deal March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Maddocks has advised Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) on a deal that will see SEEK (ASX:SEK) purchase a greater stake in Online Education Services, a joint venture between the university and … Continued

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For want of a comma, the case was lost…or when style becomes substance March 27, 2017

The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … 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.