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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

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

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.