Year of call: 2004
Year of Silk: 2017
Michael Hodge has a national commercial practice with a focus on competition law and consumer protection, economic regulation, corporations law and financial services, equity and trusts, and resources and commercial development disputes.
Michael is listed by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended senior counsel in competition law and in commercial litigation.
He also has appeared in or assisted with several commissions of inquiry and public reviews. In 2018, Michael was one of the Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. He was also counsel assisting the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry in 2015 and counsel assisting the Strachan Inquiry in 2016-2017. He was retained by the Queensland Government to assist with the review of the Queensland Parole System in 2016 and the review of the Transport of Waste into Queensland in 2017.
Michael has significant experience in relation to regulatory investigations, civil penalty proceedings and liability of directors and officers. In particular, he has appeared in many proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia for and against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission including in cases concerning allegations of price-fixing and cartels, abuse of market power, anti-competitive arrangements, and unconscionable conduct.
Michael is a member of the Corporations Committee and the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He has also been elected member to the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Queensland.