Posts by Sarah Sheehan

Class Action issued on behalf of Gnotuk / Camperdown fire victims

Maddens Lawyers have issued a third class action in the Victorian Supreme Court against electrical distribution company Powercor Australia Ltd. The most recent class action has been commenced on behalf of Gnotuk / Camperdown residents and landowners impacted by a fire that occurred over the 2018 St Patrick’s Day weekend. The Camperdown fire started approximately…

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Kathryn Emeny joins Maddens Lawyers Partnership

Maddens Lawyers have today announced that Kathryn Emeny will join the firms’ partnership alongside fellow Principals Brendan Pendergast, Robert Cole and Fiona Giblin. Ms Emeny said she feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to join such an experienced partnership team. “Maddens Lawyers has a long standing reputation as being a highly regarded and progressive…

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Public meeting for residents and landowners impacted by Terang fire

Maddens Lawyers invites residents and landowners impacted by the Terang fire, which began Saturday 17 March, to attend a public meeting on Wednesday 28 March at 1:30pm at the Terang Civic Hall, 129 High Street Terang. The Terang fire ignited near the Terang substation where High Street/Princes Hwy and Peterborough Road intersect and spread in…

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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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