Commissions of Inquiry involve contentious and complex issues that are considered in a very public forum. The hearings themselves, and the recommendations that result from them, will often have significant impacts on particular businesses or entire industries.

To ensure the best possible outcome, your legal team needs to understand the processes and procedures that apply in a Commission of Inquiry and how to handle the commercial issues that they can give rise to.

Cooper Grace Ward has significant experience in:

  • advising on strategic issues relating to Commissions of Inquiry
  • acting for clients in Commissions of Inquiry
  • assisting clients with preparing statements and other documents in responses to requests for information
  • preparing clients for the process of giving evidence.

An example of a Commission of Inquiry that Cooper Grace Ward was extensively involved in was the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry in 2011/2012.

For advice relating to a Commission of Inquiry, call (07) 3231 2444.