Phillip Street Mediation is a specialist commercial & financial services disputes resolution service provider led by accredited mediator and arbitrator Dominique Hogan-Doran SC FCIArb

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Mediation is a sensible option for commercial disputes. Mediation is a quick, cheap, more informal and less stressful option than Court. 

For parties in a business relationship, mediation offers: privacy, confidentiality, an opportunity to repair and sometimes enhance the relationship, to reduce non-productive time and redirect managerial time to drive and manage your business.

As a neutral third party, a mediator facilitates parties within a structured negotiation process, identifies issues, evaluates alternatives and helps develop options for resolution.

Courts often refer proceedings to mediation, in order to promote the just, cheap and quick resolution of disputes like: shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, insurance claims, banking disputes, lessor-lessee disputes, franchisor-franchisee disputes, strata disputes, professional negligence claims, estate disputes, and trade practices claims.


Retail Banking Transformation Project

Supreme Court of New South Wales Commercial List dispute concerning a retail banking transformation project (Solicitors for parties: McKells; Allens Linklaters) (2018)

Professional Negligence Claim

Supreme Court of New South Wales referred mediation of four different proceedings by former retail bank employees against their former solicitors (Solicitors for parties: Somerset Ryckmans; Kennedys) (2018)

Investors & Accountant

District Court of New South Wales proceedings between Chinese investors, their Australian business partner, accountant/migration agent and professional indemnity insurer (Solicitors for parties: SHL Associates, ABK Lawyers, Kennedys) (2018)

Medical Services Practice & Retail Bank

District Court of New South Wales proceedings between medical services practice & Australian retail bank in relation to alleged cheques frauds by former business manager. (Solicitors for parties: Shine; Kemp Strang) (2017)

Rural Investors & Retail Bank

Federal Court of Australia proceedings between rural investors and Australian retail bank concerning recommendations to invest in complex structured financial products (Solicitors for parties: Squire Patton Boggs; Allens Linklaters) (2016)

Insurers & Premium Funder

Dispute between professional indemnity insurers and insurance premium funder of architectural business in external administration. (Solicitors for parties: Minter Ellison; Brand Partners Melbourne) (2015)

Resort Development Joint Venture

Supreme Court of New South Wales Commercial List multi-party dispute re treatment of share allocations, contribution adjustments, claims for unpaid directors' fees, fee and profit share claims, & burden of prior costs orders (2014)


Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has been recognised by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Leading Mediator & as a Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel.

She has particular knowledge of financial services organisations, having served as a trustee director of a RSE Licensee with $2.7bn FUM, and was a Finalist for the 'Woman of the Year Award' in the 2013 Australian Women in Financial Services Awards.

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  • NSW Bar Association BarADR – Accredited Mediator NMAS
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales – Mediators Panel
  • District Court of New South Wales – Mediators Panel
  • Australian Franchising Code of Conduct – Mediators Panel
  •  Asian International Arbitration Centre – Mediators Panel

Commercial Arbitration:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow
  • NSW Bar Association BarADR – Accredited Arbitrator
  • Australian Energy Regulator – Arbitral Pool
  • National Broadband Network – Arbitral Pool
  • Essential Services Commission of South Australia – Arbitral Panel
  • Economic Regulatory Authority of Western Australia – Arbitral Panel
  • Gateway Network Governance Body – Disputes Resolution Panel
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre - Arbitrators Panel