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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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Back to the future? Five key legal considerations for developers when dealing with industrial sites November 17, 2017

As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … Continued

Valuations and Compensation

The Maddocks Valuation and Compensation group is a highly specialised team, offering expertise in land valuation and compensation, which includes representing clients in disputes at VCAT and the Supreme Court. We also have significant experience in all aspects of compensation disputes.

While we are particularly recognised for our work with Local Government, we have strong expertise acting for state government agencies and private owners. The Valuation and Compensation team provides advice and dispute representation under the following acts:

  • Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986
  • Planning and Environment Act 1987
  • Valuation of Land Act 1960.

Our technical skill and deep experience in this area, along with our wider industry ties including the Municipal Group of Valuers (whom we sponsor), places us at the forefront. We are the only legal team in Victoria with specialist in-house rating valuations experience.

How can we help?

  • compulsory acquisition and compensation for infrastructure projects
  • planning blight (compensation) claims
  • land valuation disputes regarding all classes of property, including obtaining costs
  • fire services property levy advice.
  • all aspects of land valuation
  • preparation and implementation of special rate and charge schemes
  • differential rating
  • rateability of land.

The Maddocks Valuation and Compensation group is a highly specialised team, offering expertise in land valuation and compensation, which includes representing clients in disputes at VCAT and the Supreme Court. We also have significant experience in all aspects of compensation disputes.

While we are particularly recognised for our work with Local Government, we have strong expertise acting for state government agencies and private owners. The Valuation and Compensation team provides advice and dispute representation under the following acts:

  • Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986
  • Planning and Environment Act 1987
  • Valuation of Land Act 1960.

Our technical skill and deep experience in this area, along with our wider industry ties including the Municipal Group of Valuers (whom we sponsor), places us at the forefront. We are the only legal team in Victoria with specialist in-house rating valuations experience.

How can we help?

  • compulsory acquisition and compensation for infrastructure projects
  • planning blight (compensation) claims
  • land valuation disputes regarding all classes of property, including obtaining costs
  • fire services property levy advice.
  • all aspects of land valuation
  • preparation and implementation of special rate and charge schemes
  • differential rating
  • rateability of land.