Posts by Sarah Sheehan

Class Action launches on behalf of Gazette fire victims

Maddens Lawyers have issued a fourth class action against electrical distribution company Powercor Australia Ltd arising out of the 2018 St Patrick’s Day fires. The latest class action is in respect of a fire which significantly impacted property owners and residents in the area of Gazette in South West Victoria. The Gazette fire ignited after…

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Strength in numbers for Terang fire victims

An investigation report recently released by Energy Safe Victoria in relation to the cause of the 17 March 2018 Terang fire will strengthen the claims for compensation being advanced by over 100 people impacted by the fire. Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) investigated the cause and circumstances of the Terang fire and concluded that the fire…

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Lawyer representing child sexual abuse victims welcomes Catholic Church participation in National Redress Scheme

Prominent Personal Injury Lawyer, Gary Foster from Maddens Lawyers based in South West Victoria has welcomed the decision of the Catholic Church to participate in the Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme. Mr Foster said that many people across the South West Victoria region will be relieved that the Church has finally agreed to participate…

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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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