Dominique is an experienced Special Counsel with strong capabilities in managing high profile complex litigation and regulatory investigations. Dominique has acted for a range of clients including insurers, banks, Government departments, stockbrokers and asset managers and insolvency practitioners. She has represented clients in Federal Court and Supreme Court multi-party disputes, Royal Commissions, Commissions of Inquiry and insolvency proceedings.
She has deep knowledge of court practice and procedure having worked as an Associate to three members of the Judiciary, at state and federal level, before entering private practice.
Dominique is an expert in running large scale electronic document management in regulatory investigations and litigation, including managing issues of privilege and confidentiality.
She also has a strong background in insolvency law, having acted for directors in defending claims by liquidators following insolvency events, including unfair preference claims, uncommercial transactions, unfair loans and unreasonable director-related transactions.
Dominique has extensive experience in financial services regulatory matters and has delivered a number of presentations for the financial services industry on the litigation landscape following the Banking Royal Commission.
- Litigation – Acting for an Australian insurer in Federal Court litigation in respect of major trade credit insurance coverage dispute
- Litigation – Acting for an Australian Financial Services Licensee and major Asset Management company in connection with joint venture dispute in Supreme Court of Western Australia
- Regulatory: ASIC investigation – Acting for an Australian Financial Services Licensee in respect of a significant ASIC investigation into their financial services business, arising out of the findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
- Regulatory: Financial services – Acting for one of the big 4 Australian banks in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry across all seven rounds of hearings
- Regulatory: ASIC investigation – Acting for a Managing Director to respond to a Section 206F Notice issued by ASIC to demonstrate why disqualification should not occur
- Regulatory: OAIC investigation – Acting for Australian pathology services provider in connection with cyber incident
- Litigation: Commission of Inquiry – Acting for Queensland Government in the Commission of Inquiry into New Generation Rollingstock Trains. The Terms of Reference required the analysis of the procurement process, contractual obligations and design approval process that resulted in New Generation Rollingstock trains that were non-compliant with disability legislation
- Litigation: Commission of Inquiry – Acting for the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s Ethical Standards Unit in the Commission of Inquiry into Youth Detention Centres. The Youth Detention Review was established to enable an independent inquiry into the treatment of young people detained in Queensland’s youth detention centres
- Litigation: Insolvency – Acting for administrators and liquidators to resist an application for the setting aside of a Deed of Company Arrangement
- Litigation: Insolvency – Acting for an oil company in Papua New Guinea in a debt dispute resulting in the issuance of statutory demands under PNG law
- Litigation: Insolvency – Acting for administrators to seek an extension of the convening period to hold the second meeting of creditors in the Federal Court
- Litigation: Insolvency – Acting for an electrical company to defend an unfair preference claim in the Supreme Court of South Australia