Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has advised and appeared in numerous Royal Commissions and public inquiries into matters of general and urgent public importance. Her notable cases include:

  • Ombudsman's Inquiry into Water Compliance and Enforcement 2007-2017 - instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright (2017-2018). Investigation into complaints and public interest disclosures alleging that water management principles and rules not being properly complied with and enforced. 
  • Public Inquiry under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) - acted for RSL LifeCare Limited, an aged care and retirement villages provider, instructed by PWC and Clayton Utz (2017). Investigation by former Supreme Court judge the Hon. P. Bergin SC into alleged misuse of charitable funds by the Returned Services League of NSW and its related entities.

  • Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry - acted for Greyhounds NSW CEO, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz (2015-2016). Inquiry by former High Court judge, the Hon. Michael McHugh QC into allegations of live-baiting and the future of the Greyhound Racing industry in NSW.

  • Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption & Governance: AWU/Thiess/John Holland Case Study - acted for Mr Stephen Sasse, former Executive General Manager, John Holland Group, in investigation into his negotiations with the Hon. Bill Shorten MP (former AWU National Secretary, now Federal Opposition Leader) (2015).

  • James Hardie Special Commission of Inquiry - Junior Counsel Assisting the Commission, instructed by the NSW Crown Solicitor. Lengthy inquiry into the controversial James Hardie Group scheme of arrangement and re-location to the Netherlands, establishment of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation, and under-funding of the Group's long-tail asbestos liabilities by approx. $1.8 billion (2004), and for ASIC in subsequent civil penalty proceedings against the directors and officers of James Hardie (2007-2010).

  • Royal Commission into collapse of HIH Insurance Ltd - counsel for international reinsurer Hannover Re, its Deputy CEO and senior insurance manager concerning financial reinsurance contracts entered into with HIH Insurance Ltd, instructed by Minter Ellison (2001-2003) and subsequent High Court challenge to use of evidence by APRA to disqualify senior insurance managers: X v Australian Prudential Regulation Authority [2007] HCA 4; (2007) 226 CLR 630 on appeal from Applicant Y v APRA [2006] FCAFC 37 & Applicant X v APRA [2005] FCA 1288; (2006) 14 ANZ Ins Cases 61, as well as defence of shareholder class action.

See her paper, "Responding to Crisis; Royal Commissions in Australia", University of New South Wales Master of Laws teaching paper for 'Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement' course (2013).

See her curriculum vitae: Royal Commissions, public inquiries & regulatory matters practice (Dec 2017).

Visit her Banking & Financial Services Royal Commission Blog.