Maddocks names new special counsel

Priscilla Blackadder joins the dispute resolution and litigation team in Melbourne

Maddocks names new special counsel

Maddocks has appointed Priscilla Blackadder to the role of special counsel, strengthening its offering in the areas of intellectual property, media, and regulatory prosecutions and investigations.

Blackadder joins Maddocks’ dispute resolution and litigation team in Melbourne. She specialises in intellectual property – including copyright, patents, trademarks, and designs − media and defamation, equity, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, competition and consumer law, privacy, information technology, and administrative law.

She also has experience resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution process, such as mediation, arbitration, and conciliation.

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Before joining Maddocks, she worked as a special counsel at HWL Ebsworth. She also held senior positions at Emprise Legal and Sparke Helmore and served as a barrister at Nigel Bowen Chambers.

“Priscilla brings extensive experience from her time at the Bar and from advising a vast array of commercial clients on very complex matters,” said Maddocks' commercial disputes team leader Gina Wilson. “She has deep knowledge of managing complicated multi-party commercial disputes across all state and federal jurisdictions and will be an incredible asset for our team and our clients.”

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