Sahrah Hogan

Bar Roll: 2020 Admitted: 2013
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Sahrah has a broad commercial law practice with particular expertise in competition, consumer protection, corporations and securities matters, and class actions.

Before coming to the Bar, Sahrah was in the civil litigation team at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) and prior to that, in the competition law team of Herbert Smith Freehills. At AGS, Sahrah gained substantial experience in Royal Commissions and regulatory investigations. She spent a year working as a solicitor assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and also worked on several high-profile regulatory cases involving the ACCC and ASIC.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, Sahrah worked on a number of large competition and consumer law actions in the Federal Court and advised clients in a wide range of industries on mergers, misuse of market power, cartel conduct and other issues arising under Australian competition law.

Sahrah has a LLM from the University of Cambridge and a BA (Economics) and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.

Recent cases:

• Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Forex Capital Trading Pty Limited & Anor [2021] FCA 570 (led by Chris Horan QC and Zoe Maud) – personal advice, misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, directors’ duties

• Australian Securities and Investments Commission v ACBF Funeral Plans Pty Ltd & Anor (led by David Batt QC, and with Tim Goodwin and Julia Watson) – misleading or deceptive conduct

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd & Anor [2021] FCA 877 (led by Philip Crutchfield QC and Charles Parkinson SC) – financial services, best interests obligations

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Diversa Trustees Limited – (led by Oren Bigos QC and Dean Luxton) – financial services, superannuation trustee

• Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v IVF Finance Pty Limited & Anor (led by Peter Collinson QC and Caryn van Proctor, with Nicolas Dour) – competition law, contested merger

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v BT Funds Management Ltd [2022] FCA 515 (led by Philip Solomon QC with Mark Hosking) – financial services, misleading or deceptive conduct

• Secretary of the Department of Health v Oxymed Australia & Anor [2021] FCA 1518 (led by Ian Freckelton QC) – false and misleading advertising concerning therapeutic goods

• Pacific Current Group Limited v Michael Clifford Fitzpatrick & Ors  (led by Ian Waller QC, with Andrew Cameron, and Kate Burke) – derivative action, directors’ duties

• Reilly & Anor v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited & Ors – representative proceedings, unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct in connection with the sale of consumer credit insurance (led by Oren Bigos QC with Georgie Coleman)

• Hillman v Mayne Pharma Group Ltd – representative proceedings, continuous disclosure breaches and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by William Edwards and Dion Fahey)

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Banking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEnergy RegulationInsolvencyInsuranceIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. (Melbourne University), JD (Melbourne University), LLM (University of Cambridge)

Sahrah Hogan

Bar Roll: 2020 Admitted: 2013
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Profile

Sahrah has a broad commercial law practice with particular expertise in competition, consumer protection, corporations and securities matters, and class actions.

Before coming to the Bar, Sahrah was in the civil litigation team at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) and prior to that, in the competition law team of Herbert Smith Freehills. At AGS, Sahrah gained substantial experience in Royal Commissions and regulatory investigations. She spent a year working as a solicitor assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and also worked on several high-profile regulatory cases involving the ACCC and ASIC.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, Sahrah worked on a number of large competition and consumer law actions in the Federal Court and advised clients in a wide range of industries on mergers, misuse of market power, cartel conduct and other issues arising under Australian competition law.

Sahrah has a LLM from the University of Cambridge and a BA (Economics) and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.

Recent cases:

• Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Forex Capital Trading Pty Limited & Anor [2021] FCA 570 (led by Chris Horan QC and Zoe Maud) – personal advice, misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, directors’ duties

• Australian Securities and Investments Commission v ACBF Funeral Plans Pty Ltd & Anor (led by David Batt QC, and with Tim Goodwin and Julia Watson) – misleading or deceptive conduct

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd & Anor [2021] FCA 877 (led by Philip Crutchfield QC and Charles Parkinson SC) – financial services, best interests obligations

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Diversa Trustees Limited – (led by Oren Bigos QC and Dean Luxton) – financial services, superannuation trustee

• Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v IVF Finance Pty Limited & Anor (led by Peter Collinson QC and Caryn van Proctor, with Nicolas Dour) – competition law, contested merger

• Australian Securities & Investments Commission v BT Funds Management Ltd [2022] FCA 515 (led by Philip Solomon QC with Mark Hosking) – financial services, misleading or deceptive conduct

• Secretary of the Department of Health v Oxymed Australia & Anor [2021] FCA 1518 (led by Ian Freckelton QC) – false and misleading advertising concerning therapeutic goods

• Pacific Current Group Limited v Michael Clifford Fitzpatrick & Ors  (led by Ian Waller QC, with Andrew Cameron, and Kate Burke) – derivative action, directors’ duties

• Reilly & Anor v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited & Ors – representative proceedings, unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct in connection with the sale of consumer credit insurance (led by Oren Bigos QC with Georgie Coleman)

• Hillman v Mayne Pharma Group Ltd – representative proceedings, continuous disclosure breaches and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by William Edwards and Dion Fahey)

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Banking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEnergy RegulationInsolvencyInsuranceIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. (Melbourne University), JD (Melbourne University), LLM (University of Cambridge)