Government Inquiries, Commissions & Inquests - Henry Davis York

Government Inquiries, Commissions & Inquests

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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.
 

Contact

Scarlet Reid

Partner

61 2 9947 6820

scarlet.reid@hdy.com.au

Contact

Michael Sullivan

Partner

61 2 9947 6185

michael.sullivan@hdy.com.au

They are well versed in government matters and therefore they are ahead of the game in many respects

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014

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Our relevant experience

  • NSW Police Force

    Acting for the Commissioner of Police and other officers of the NSW Police Force in relation to the Lindt Café Siege Inquest.

  • Sydney Water

    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.
     

  • NSW Police Force

    Acted for the NSW Police Force on one of the most high profile and sensitive government investigations in recent years: the Cunneen Special Commission.

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet/State of New South Wales

    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.

  • APRA

    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.

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Independent endorsements

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
    Government
    2016, 2015

  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
    Dispute Resolution 
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
    Dispute Resolution
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012