FIRM SPOTLIGHT:
JUNE EDITION

Maddocks is an independent Australian law firm which advises corporations, businesses and government both in Australia and internationally. Its practice areas span Commercial, Construction & Projects, Development, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Employment, Safety & People, Property and Public Law. 

“Our mission statement is to make a difference for our clients, each other and the community. Everything we do is focused on fulfilling that mission statement.”

Maddocks was founded in 1885, right here in Melbourne by Joe Maddock and Arthur Johnson. What started as a small legal partnership on the corner of Collins and Queen streets has since grown to a firm of over 630 people with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Maddocks has fostered client relationships dating back to more than 100 years. 

Maddocks has worked on a wide range of matters from a diverse client base, including acting as the Australian legal adviser to Hong-Kong based Grand Shores Technology and Singapore-based Hayek Technology for the establishment of their Australian blockchain and cryptocurrency operations. 

“The future is very bright at Maddocks. We have undergone significant growth over the past decade despite an increasingly competitive legal market. In FY18, revenue grew by 14% and the partnership grew by more than 10%.”

In addition to their commitment to excellence, Maddocks is on the forefront of innovation.

“Our approach to innovation has seen us listed on the Australasian Lawyer Innovative Firms 2019 and named as a finalist at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2018 for Innovator of the Year and at the Janders Dean & LexisNexis APAC Legal Innovation Index 2018. 

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“The future is very bright at Maddocks. We have undergone significant growth over the past decade despite an increasingly competitive legal market. In FY18, revenue grew by 14% and the partnership grew by more than 10%.”

Maddocks is also dedicated to creating an environment where lawyers can bring their whole selves to work.

“Maddocks is a truly inclusive and diverse law firm. Each and every person who works at Maddocks will have the same opportunities to develop and advance their careers. More than 37% of our partners are women. We have a stated target of reaching 40% by 2020.”

“In the past 12 months, Maddocks has been recognised for its approach to diversity and inclusion with the 15th consecutive Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation and as a Bronze Employer in the 2018 Australian Workplace Equality Index awards for LGBTI inclusion.”

Maddocks holds exciting opportunities for graduates, involving meaningful work and support from all levels.

“The firm has committed to continuing to be a proudly independent Australian law firm, with a particular focus on attracting and retaining the best people.”

“Joining Maddocks means starting your career from day one. You will have access to partners, senior lawyers and clients from the beginning. We don’t hide our lawyers.”

Maddocks also encourages flexible working arrangements for their employees, with more than a quarter of Maddocks’ people working flexibly, including 20% of partners. 

These initiatives have seen Maddocks being named one of the top 10 law firms to work for by GradAustralia 2018, and as one of the 25 most attractive law firms to work for by Lawyers Weekly

For more information, visit the Maddocks website