We are proud to advise our government clients on the most high profile and sensitive government inquiries, commissions and inquests shaping the future of Australia.
Our team has represented our clients in widely publicised ICAC inquiries including prolific matters for Sydney Trains and RMS, and the recent inquiry involving senior politicians, Australian Water Holdings and executives of Sydney Water - the first inquiry to involve the giving of evidence by 3 former Premiers of New South Wales, a Federal Senator and other Parliamentarians and senior business figures.
We have also advised on the most high profile and sensitive government investigations in recent years, including the Cunneen Special Commission and the Royal Commission of Inquiry into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse across Australia.
We work closely with key personnel from all stakeholders to deliver the objectives of our clients in relation to the litigation, dispute resolution, risk management and its relationship with other government agencies and the relevant Minister.
Our government clients appreciate our ability to balance their needs and interests with their statutory and other obligations to assist the relevant statutory process.
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Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014
Acting for the Commissioner of Police and other officers of the NSW Police Force in relation to the Lindt Café Siege Inquest.
Represented 2 former Sydney Water senior executives in 2 high profile ICAC investigations: Credo and Spicer. ICAC is investigating alleged corruption in Australian Water Holdings (AWH) contracts with state-owned Sydney Water.
Acted for the NSW Police Force on one of the most high profile and sensitive government investigations in recent years: the Cunneen Special Commission.
Acted for the State of NSW in relation to the Bethcar case study at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse across Australia.
Advising the prudential regulator, APRA, in its investigations into the collapse of Trio Capital Ltd resulting from the largest ever superannuation fraud in Australia, and acting on the pursuit of banning orders against directors.
30 Sep 2016
Edward Moses Obeid Sr v David Andrew Ipp matter concerns the rights that must be afforded to persons affected by investigative or judicial proceedings, and decisions of public officials. It is a helpful analysis of the law regarding procedural fairness and the tort of misfeasance in public office.
08 Sep 2015
In response to the Cunneen decision the NSW Government commissioned an Independent Panel consisting of the Hon. Murray Gleeson AC and Mr Bruce McClintock SC.
15 Apr 2015
On 15 April 2015, the High Court handed down its decision in the proceedings involving the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC.
21 Mar 2014
A Rail Safety Perspective.
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