Archive for February 2018

Focus on franchising

Franchise Agreements are regulated by the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014. There are many things for franchisees to consider before entering into a franchising agreement.

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Buying a business?

Following a hectic Summer of trading, we often see a spike in the number of businesses being bought and sold: vendors are often tired and purchasers are often looking at a lifestyle change for the new year! Some of the most critical things to ensure as a purchaser are: Certainty as to what assets you…

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Claims for compensation to be advanced following January 2018 widespread power outages

Maddens Lawyers is offering to assist business owners and households that were substantially impacted by Victoria’s 28 January blackout to advance compensation claims for losses incurred as a result of the prolonged outage events. Outages effected approximately 95,000 customers throughout Victoria during extreme heat conditions on Sunday 28 January and Monday 29 January. Customers serviced…

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Katherine PFAS compensation claims to progress case by case

Following ongoing investigations and consideration of the circumstances of the PFAS contamination in Katherine, Maddens Lawyers will progress claims for compensation against the Department of Defence on a case by case basis. Maddens Commercial Litigation Principal, Brendan Pendergast, advised that the impact of the PFAS contamination in Katherine has been varied. “The consequences of PFAS…

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Maddens Lawyers recognised among the best for work injury claims

Maddens Lawyers has been recognised under the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading work injury compensation law firms in Victoria. Doyle’s Guide annually lists the best firms and individuals in areas of legal practise throughout Australia who have been identified by Defendant insurance lawyers for their expertise and ability in representing their clients.…

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Maddens Lawyers probe into contaminated water in Katherine

Maddens Lawyers have begun investigations into the Department of Defence for exposing residents of Katherine, Northern Territory to water contaminated with unsafe levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Residents, businesses and land-owners in and around Katherine should contact Maddens Lawyers to discuss their concerns. Mr Brendan Pendergast, Principal of Maddens Lawyers, said that the…

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