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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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Maddens lawyers begins investigations into Aveo’s fee and contract allegations 

29 Jun 2017

Residents and family or friends of former residents living in Aveo retirement villages are urged to contact Maddens Lawyers. The firm has initiated investigations following reports of exorbitant exit and management fees and breaches of contract. Maddens Lawyers Class Action principal Brendan Pendergast said early investigations indicate that further inquiries should be made in respect…

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Bushfire compensation experts launch Carwoola bushfire class action

11 May 2017

The lawyers that have previously secured millions in compensation for bushfire victims have launched a class action on behalf of those affected by the 17 February 2017 Carwoola bushfire. Regional Victorian firm Maddens Lawyers has issued proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court against Advanced Plumbing and Drains Pty Ltd, on behalf of residents…

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Class action for victims of the 17th January 2017 Currandooley fire 

11 May 2017

Today Maddens Lawyers filed a class action against Infigen Energy Limited (Infigen) on behalf of land owners affected by the 17 January 2017 Currandooley Fire. The fire was caused when a crow connected with overhead electrical infrastructure, caught alight and dropped into dry foliage underneath a powerline that transfers electricity from Infigen’s Woodlawn Windfarm to…

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Jack river bushfire class action complete

21 Feb 2017

JACK RIVER BUSHFIRE CLASS ACTION COMPLETE The Jack River Bushfire Class Action has drawn to a close, with final compensation payments being made to all group members a day before the third anniversary of the fire. Maddens Lawyers distributed more than $8 million in compensation cheques to over 30 registrants, covering the final compensation payment…

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