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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

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.