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Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC is a leading Senior Counsel of the Australian Bar. She conducts a national practice, appearing as an advocate in superior courts and tribunals, as well as Royal Commissions and public inquiries, including ICAC. Drawing on her operational experience as a trustee and company director, she also advises on risk, integrity, and governance issues.

During 2020, Dominique led the Counsel Assisting team for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Dominique is a graduate of the University of Sydney (B.Ec (Soc Sc), LLB (Hons I), LLM) where she was awarded the Convocation Medal, and the University of Oxford (BCL (Hons I)), where she was the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholar in Law.

Dominique was called to the independent Bar in 1995, following stints as Research Director to the Chief Justice of New South Wales and as a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jacques. She built her career as a barrister whilst balancing the responsibilities of raising three young children.

Dominique is a past President of Australian Women Lawyers Inc and the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales. She is Chair of the Australian Bar Association’s Futures Committee and an Officer of the International Bar Association’s Bar Regulation Committee.

In 2016, Dominque was awarded ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the Australian Law Awards.

Dominique is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, serving on its Law Policy Committee. Since 2018, she has been an active member of the Professional Conduct Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. Dominique is a former trustee director of industry superfund Club Plus Super, and currently serves as a director of the Australian Cricketers Retirement Account, an investment fund established to provide post-career transition benefits to Australia’s First-Class cricketers.