Royal Commissions

If you are appearing – or want to appear – before a Royal Commission, O’Brien Solicitors is your first point of contact. We will assist you to present your case in the best possible light; whether you are bearing witness to an injustice, or seeking to present your side of the story.

Representation before a Royal Commission requires unique skills and a sound knowledge of the practice, method and scope of the inquiry. Our experience in representing individuals and entities at this level is extensive. Whether the focus is on exposing fault or apportioning blame, or managing the impact of adverse findings to reputation, a keen, diligent and trusted lawyer is required.

If you have been summonsed to attend a Royal Commission, contact O’Brien Solicitors on 9261 4281.

In many instances we may be able to apply for funding for your representation through the Attorney-General’s legal assistance unit.

Peter examined Cardinal Pell at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, March 3

Peter’s questioning of Cardinal Pell was remarkably direct and uncompromising.

What is a Royal Commission?

A Royal Commission is a special public investigation into a matter of great importance. Royal Commissions are created by the Governor-General at the request of the government. Royal Commissions are usually formed in response to complex and controversial matters, and operate in full view of the public eye. As such, it is crucial to find a lawyer who can help you to navigate the legal and other intricacies of appearing in front of a Royal Commission.

O’Brien Solicitors has appeared dozens of times at Royal Commissions, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse and the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse

Peter O’Brien has represented several clients at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. Most publicly, Peter O’Brien delivered a censorious examination of Cardinal George Pell.

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O’Brien Solicitors are located at:

Suite 504, Level 5
265 Castlereagh Street

  • Opposite the Downing Centre Court Complex
  • Close to Central Local Court