Madeleine Wagner

Moving back to Australia from overseas, Madeleine Wagner joined the WGC Litigation team in 2022.

Madeleine works closely with Managing Director, Rhiannon Saunders, and Director, John Hayward, as part of WGC Lawyers’ litigation and dispute resolution team, offering clients strategic assistance regarding early resolution of commercial litigation, building and construction litigation, civil ligation, and other disputes including defamation, contract disputes, and competition and consumer law.

While currently a Paralegal, Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Laws specialising in International Commercial Law with a Minor in Compliance and Data Protection from The Hague University and is currently in the process of being admitted as a Solicitor here in Queensland. 

Before returning to Australia, Madeleine gained legal experience in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East working as a legal advisor and programme coordinator for companies and non-governmental organisations in procuring and managing both local government and United Nations projects. 

When she’s not working, Madeleine is sharpening her skills as an emergency first responder and rescue diver, or off boating, camping, water-skiing, or free-diving.

Qualifications and memberships

–Far North Queensland Law Association, Member
–Bachelor of Laws, James Cook University (2024-)
–Bachelor of Laws (Summa cum laude), The Hague University (2020)
–Cairns Young Chamber, Member
–Women in Construction, Member
–Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club, Lifetime Member