Dominique Hogan-Doran SC
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Public Inquiries

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has appeared in many of Australia's most high profile public inquiries into complex governance & integrity issues, appearing for government agencies, listed entities, leading not-for-profits, political figures, and business leaders.

Dominique also provides specialist advice & representation in related enforcement actions, class actions, and defamation claims, as well as advising on entity and D&O insurance coverage and notifications.

Drawing on her operational experience as a trustee director of a regulated superannuation scheme, Dominique is able to provide strategic advice to entities & boards so as to enhance & strengthen their governance arrangements, and risk management policies & procedures.

Royal Commissions

Commonwealth Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety (2018-2019) - pre and post publication advice re ABC Television’s Four Corners program “Who Cares” for various providers, briefed by Holman Webb/Hall & Wilcox (September 2018) - for numerous aged care service providers in relation to their initial submissions & Adelaide Hearing 1 (February 2019), briefed by Clayton Utz, Hall & Wilcox, Moray and Agnew, Piper Alderman; appeared for Garden View Aged Care in the Sydney Hearing (May 2019), briefed by Sparke Helmore; appeared for two aged care providers (identity subject to non-publication directions) in Mildura Hearing (Respite Care) (July 2019), briefed by Hall & Wilcox appeared for aged care provider (identity subject to non-publication directions) in Melbourne Hearing 1 (Younger People in Residential Aged Care) (September 2019) briefed by Hall & Wilcox.

Commonwealth Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Industry before the Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC (2018) - appeared for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aussie Home Loans) in Round 1 Hearings (Consumer Lending), briefed by Clayton Utz; advised EISS Super, briefed by Hall & Wilcox, in relation to Round 5 Hearings (Superannuation)

Commonwealth Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption & Governance (AWU Case Study) before the Hon. Dyson Heydon QC - appeared for Thiess/John Holland senior executive Stephen Sasse, re his negotiations with the Hon. Bill Shorten MP (2015)

Commonwealth Royal Commission into collapse of HIH Insurance Ltd before the Hon. Justice Neville Owen - appeared for Hannover Re, briefed by Minter Ellison (2001-2003). Subsequently appeared in disqualification action by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority: Applicant X v APRA [2005] FCA 1288; (2006) 14 ANZ Ins Cases 61 (2004-2007); Applicant Y v APRA [2006] FCAFC 37X & Ors v APRA [2007] HCA 4; (2007) 226 CLR 630 and in successful defence of a shareholder class action: Johnstone v HIH Insurance  Ltd [2004] FCA 1414; Johnstone v HIH Ltd [2004] FCA 190.

Special Commissions & Public Inquiries

NSW Ombudsman's Inquiry into Water Compliance & Enforcement - acted for WaterNSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright (2017-2018)

NSW Public Inquiry into Charitable Fundraising before the Hon. Patricia Bergin SC - appeared for RSL LifeCare, briefed by Clayton Utz. Also acted in related Australian Not-for-Profits & Charities Commission investigation (enforceable undertaking accepted) (2017-2018)

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW before the Hon. Michael McHugh QC - appeared for CEO GreyhoundsNSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright Clayton Utz (2015-2016)

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into The Medical Research & Compensation Foundation before David Jackson QC (aka the James Hardie Inquiry) - Junior Counsel Assisting, briefed by NSW Crown Solicitors (2004). Subsequently briefed for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission in successful civil penalty proceedings: ASIC v Macdonald (No 12) [2009] NSWSC 714; 73 ACSR 638 and ASIC v Macdonald (No 11) [2009] NSWSC 287; (2009) 71 ACSR 368 (2007-2010).

Corruption & Integrity Inquiries 

ICAC Operation Ember (Roads and Maritime Services) - appearing for NSW Roads & Maritime Services, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright (2019); also in related Supreme Court proceedings against AZH Consulting Pty Ltd & Ors (2019)

ICAC Operation Ricco (Botany Bay Council) before Peter Hall QC - appeared for Deputy General Manager, Lorraine Cullinane re allegations of misfeasance in public office (2017)

Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Foreign Bribery - acted for Leightons Holdings Limited (now Cimic Group) senior executive Stephen Sasse (2016-2018)

ICAC Operation Credo (Australian Water Holdings) before the Hon. Megan Latham - appeared for Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos re former role as Chair of Australian Water Holdings (2014-2017); also in related proceedings by minority shareholders: TSDack Pty Limited v Australian Water Holdings Pty Limited [2015] FCA 931 

ICAC Operation Spicer (Political Donations) before the Hon. Megan Latham - appeared for Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos re former role as Treasurer of the Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) (2014-2016)

ICAC Operation Tunic (NSW Mine Subsidence Board) before the Hon. Megan Latham - appeared for the NSW Mine Subsidence Board re allegations of fraud and corruption in contract procurement & management, and inadequacy of corruption prevention measures (2014-2015)

ICAC Operation Vesta (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority) before the Hon. David Ipp QC (2011) - appeared for Rodric David re allegations of an undisclosed conflict of interest of a SHFA officer in relation to properties owned by the SHFA in The Rocks, Sydney (2010-2011)

ICAC Operation Ambrosia (NSW TAFE) before the Hon. Jerrold Cripps QC  - appeared for witness in investigation of schemes exploiting weaknesses in the licensing system to fraudulently obtain contractor licences for residential building and building trade work (2005)

ICAC Investigation into evaluation conducted by the Public Employment Office of the position of Director-General, NSW Department of Community Services (1996)