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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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Maddens Lawyers recognised among the best for work injury claims

15 Feb 2018

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

15 Feb 2018

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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Maddens Lawyers progress class action following Coolaroo Recycling Plant fire

15 Feb 2018

Maddens Lawyers continues to progress class action proceedings against SKM Services Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Coolaroo Recycling Plant, as a result of a large fire in July 2017 that impacted hundreds of local residents and businesses. Approximately 180 residents and businesses have registered with Maddens Lawyers to participate in the class…

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Public meeting to discuss potential compensation following Coolaroo recycling plant fire

17 Jul 2017

Maddens Lawyers have commenced investigations into SKM Industries Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Coolaroo Recycling Plant, as a result of a large fire at the plant. A public meeting will be held this week on Thursday 20 July at 6.30pm at the Coolaroo Hotel, Cnr Barry Rd & Maffra St for local…

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Stamp duty and foreign resident capital gains withholding provisions from 1st July 2017

17 Jul 2017

The following changes apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017. They do not apply to contracts entered into before 1 July 2017. Stamp Duty Exemptions and Concessions for First Home Buyers Eligible first home buyers purchasing a home with a dutiable value of less than $600,000.00 are exempt from paying stamp…

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Coolaroo Recycling Plant

14 Jul 2017

Maddens Lawyers launches investigation into the Collaroo Recyling Plant Maddens Lawyers have commenced an investigation into SKM Industries Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Coolaroo Recycling Plant, as a result of a large fire currently burning at the plant. Approximately 100 houses and business in and around Coolaroo have been evacuated as a…

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