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Class Actions on behalf of Terang, Garvoc, Gazette and Camperdown fire victims

24 Apr 2018

Maddens Lawyers have issued a second class action against electrical distribution company Powercor arising out of the St Patrick’s Day fires, which significantly impacted property owners and residents in South West Victoria. On 28 March 2018 a class action was commenced on behalf of persons impacted by the Garvoc fire which was started when a…

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Kathryn Emeny joins Maddens Lawyers Partnership

24 Apr 2018

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

24 Apr 2018

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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Public meeting for residents and landowners impacted by Garvoc fire

24 Apr 2018

Maddens Lawyers invites residents and landowners impacted by the Garvoc fire, which began Saturday 17 March, to attend a public meeting on Wednesday 28 March at 11am at the Terang Civic Hall, 129 High Street Terang. The Garvoc fire ignited near The Sisters – Garvoc Road and Terang – Framlingham Rd, The Sisters and spread…

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Information session for landowners on Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail

24 Apr 2018

Maddens Lawyers invites landowners who may have their land compulsorily acquired as a result of the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail Project (Inland Rail Project) to attend an information session on Wednesday 14 March from 5pm at the Narromine United Services Memorial Club, 58 Dandaloo St, Narromine. The purpose of the session is to discuss…

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Maddens Lawyers announces investigation into class action against Ford and Mazda

15 Feb 2018

Maddens Lawyers is offering to assist purchasers of Ford Ranger vehicles built after July 2016, and Mazda BT-50 vehicles built since June 2016 following safety recalls from both manufacturers. These vehicles are seriously compromised by a design fault where the DPF (diesel particulate filter), which forms part of the emission control system, develops extremely high…

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

15 Feb 2018

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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Landowners impacted by Inland Rail urged to register for compensation assistance

15 Feb 2018

Landowners expected to lose land to the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail Project (Inland Rail Project) are being urged to seek legal advice without delay to ensure they receive their full entitlements to compensation for the loss of their land. This advice comes following the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s recent announcement that the land to…

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Katherine PFAS compensation claims to progress case by case

15 Feb 2018

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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