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Maddocks celebrates Sydney and Canberra anniversaries

From opening in Melbourne in the late 19th century, Maddocks is now in its 138th year — and has celebrated anniversaries in both the Canberra and Sydney offices.

user iconLauren Croft 10 October 2022 Big Law
Maddocks celebrates Sydney and Canberra anniversaries
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Maddocks is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Canberra office, which opened in 2012, and the 20th anniversary of the Sydney office, which opened in 2002.

The opening of the Sydney and Canberra offices were major milestones in the growth of the firm. A number of events will be held across the Maddocks offices this month to celebrate the anniversaries.

At the time of its Sydney expansion in 2002, the firm comprised 200 staff and 20 partners in Melbourne. Now, Maddocks is a firm of 90 partners and more than 640 people working with a wide range of private and public sector clients from its offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.


Maddocks Sydney partner-in-charge Shaun Temby said that the Sydney practice had grown significantly since its inception.

“Our Sydney team has experienced significant growth over the past two decades, built on our reputation for high-quality service and depth of expertise for our clients and driven by our incredible people who’ve been with the firm over the years,” he said.

“Our leading technology and rich and diversity-led culture will see this expansion continue in the years to come.” 

The opening of the Maddocks office in Canberra enabled the firm to expand its government expertise, providing increased support to Commonwealth government clients, according to Canberra partner-in-charge Gavan Mackenzie.

“Over the last 10 years, the Canberra office has experienced amazing growth. From humble beginnings as a single partner practice, we have transformed into a premium provider of legal services in the capital for a broad range of Commonwealth, state, territory, and private sector clients,” he said.  

“We are committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs by providing clear and solutions-focused advice and being easy to work with.”

Maddocks chief executive David Newman said the Sydney and Canberra office anniversaries reflected the steady growth trajectory of the firm since early this century, driven by its focus on meeting the needs of its clients through technology, innovation and broadening our service offering.

“The anniversaries of our offices in Sydney and Canberra are significant milestones for Maddocks. We are extremely proud of the significant contribution these offices have made to the ongoing growth and success of the firm and our clients,” he said.

“We are excited about what the next two decades will bring as we continue to evolve and adapt the way we work with each other and our clients.”