Commercial Crime

We handle all criminal matters relating to serious commercial and corporate crime and corporate fraud.

The actions that we handle include representing clients charged with fraud, forgery and theft by an officer and/or employee charges.

We provide legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal proceedings involving fraud by directors and employees as well as legal advice in relation to court action against directors and employees for breaches of directors' duties and breaches of employees' duties.

Advice of this nature can include advice regarding theft of company property and intellectual property.

We also provide legal advice to employers in respect of fraud, forgery and theft allegations against directors and employees including embezzlement and theft and misuse of company records, intellectual property and client lists and computer databases.

We provide legal advice in respect of all share market transactions and allegations against brokers relating to mismanagement of clients' funds, fraud and forgery.

We can help you manage disputes arising from prosecution by the regulatory authorities including ATO, ASIC, ACCC and the DCPP.  We under stand that being charged with a criminal office arising out of business activities can be a worrying experience and we understand the sensitivity of these matters and the reputation risks which it may entail.

Whatever the challenge you face, we will work closely with you to make sure you get the best possible outcome.  We regularly advise companies, directors and officers involved in investigations and prosecutions, as well as providing strategic advice to protect our client's legitimate interests and exposure to inappropriate risk.

We assist with all aspects of corporate criminal disputes including criminal prosecutions by ASIC and ATO, fraud, money laundering offences, breach of environmental regulations and other corporate and individual misconduct matters.  We draw on our depth of experience in dealing with regulatory investigations to achieve an optimal outcome for you.

We have often assisted directors facing severe penalties to negotiate with government authorities to achieve satisfactory outcomes for those directors.

Because our offices are not located in the CBD our rates are substantially lower, often up to 20% lower, than most commercial law firms.

Some law firms just cant walk the walk on costs. The more they jargon talk about client focus, the more clients should believe they should consider “premium legal services” offerings that are easily available but are not costed simply according to what it takes to pay the firm’s massive overheads.  Overheads are the only difference.