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Class Action launches on behalf of Gazette fire victims

15 Jun 2018

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

05 Jun 2018

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

31 May 2018

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

22 May 2018

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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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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