Commercial Litigation & Insolvency

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC accepts briefs across a wide range of commercial & insolvency disputes.

She has been recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Litigation, and in Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel in NSW (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

Select Current Cases

- Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence/Australian Signals Directorate), technology contract dispute, for the Commonwealth, briefed by Ashurst Canberra

- Roads & Maritime Services v AZH Consulting P/L & Ors, Supreme Court of New South Wales proceedings for NSW Government agency freezing and preserving assets of allegedly fraudulent contractor to Heavy Vehicle Program, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright

- Calinoiu v Queensland Law Group, Federal Court of Australia class action, for Applicant

Select Earlier Cases

- Evans v Davantage Group Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 884 (motor vehicle warranty class action, advising litigation funder, Vannin Capital)

- Re Simpson’s Trust [2018] Supreme Court of Queensland (Crow J), briefed by Bradley, Allen, Love, Canberra for income beneficiary (judicial advice application: distribution directed)

- Re Bridgeland Investment [2018] Supreme Court of New South Wales (White J) (termination of winding up of corporation)

- TSDack v Australian Water Holdings [2015] FCA 93 (shareholder dispute, for Senator Arthur Sinodinos)

- Australian Mortgage & Finance Co v Rome Euro Windows [2014] NSWSC 996 & [2014] NSWSC 1173 (statutory derivative action, for successful applicant)

- Tugrul v Tarrants Financial Consultants [No 1][2013] NSWSC 1561 & [No 2][2013] NSWSC 1971 (financial advice re agribusiness schemes, pleadings, for financial planner)

- Leda Holdings v Securcorp Limited [2013] FCA 1364 (managed investment scheme & responsible entity provisions)

- Nowland v Maiolla; Casbee Properties P/L v Eastwood Air Conditioning P/L [2013] NSWSC 980 (shareholder dispute, minority oppression) 

- In re MF Global Australia (in liq) (No 2)[2012] NSWSC 1426; (2012) 267 FLR 27 (insolvency of financial services business; costs, indemnity, for client groups)

- In re MF Global Australia (in liq) [2012] NSWSC 994; (2012) 267 FLR 27 (insolvency of financial services business: priorities, for OTC derivative clients)

- Mercedes Holdings v Waters (No 6) [2012] FCA 1412 (MFS class action, for founder & Chairman)

- In re Nevada P/L [2011] NSWSC 1499 (company title redevelopment & class rights, for company)

- ASIC v GDK (No 8) [2011] FCA 997 (winding up - approval of settlement of claims on scheme fund, for investors)

- ZMB Australia P/L v Warne [2011] FCAFC 65 & [2011] FCA 311 (winding up - Full Court appeal re priority dispute, for investors)

- Henderson v Body Corporate of Merrimac Heights CTS19563 [2011] QSC 336 (Queensland community title scheme dispute re management rights, for body corporate)

- ASIC v GDK [2010] FCA 710 (winding up - trial of priority dispute turning on construction of terms of deed of purchase)

- ASIC v GDK (No 6) [2010] FCA 1092 (winding up - ability of representative to compromise proceedings on behalf of the group, for investors)

- AVS Property v McMaster [2010] FCAFC 81; (2010) 79 ACSR 89 (Full Court appeal re discharge of mortgage as condition of winding up of unregistered scheme, for contradictor)

- AVS Property v Western Retirement Village Management Ltd (In Liq) [2009] FCA 512 
(joinder and carriage of appeal)

- ASIC v GDK Financial Solutions Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 3) [2008] FCA 448; (2008) 246 ALR 580 & ASIC v GDK (No 4) [2008] FCA 858(2008) 169 FCR 497 (winding up of unregistered managed investment scheme to develop retirement village in Western Australia, for investors)

- Wajs v Active Optics Pty Ltd [2008] NSWSC 23 (winding up, appointment of provisional liquidator)

- Vale v Rosychamp Pty Ltd [2008] NSWSC 1373 & [2006] NSWSC 1341 (retail lease, for successful landlord)

- Johnstone v HIH Limited [2004] FCA 190 & [2004] FCA 1414 (shareholder class action, for reinsurers Hannover Re)

- Bowman and Ors v NSW Coal Compensation Review Tribunal and NSW Coal Compensation Board [2003] NSWSC 568 (coal compensation)

- McIntosh & Anor v ARAF Capital Funding [2003] NSWSC 843 (appeal; contract dispute)

- Climit Pty Ltd v Captech Group Limited [2003] NSWSC 491 (joint venture dispute)

- Griffiths v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2004] NSWSC 582 & [2003] NSWSC 1244 (defamation, for the ABC)

- F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG v Chiron Corp [2000] FCA 34 (patent revocation proceedings re Hepatitis C Virus genome patent, for F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG)

- Hanave Pty Ltd v LFOT Pty Ltd [1998] FCA 1051 (trade practices re shopping centre purchase)