ASIC Investigations and Prosecutions

Anderson Fredericks Turner is regarded as one of the leading criminal law firms in Queensland. Our size and scale allow our lawyers to devote the  attention necessary to achieve the best outcomes possible in every case. We have the depth of skill and experience to assist individuals or businesses facing investigations by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

One of our Principal Lawyers, Andrew Anderson, is recommended as one of the leading corporate and white-collar criminal lawyers in Australia (Doyles Guide, 2018). He has undertaken appellate work on ‘Project Wikenby’ prosecutions as well as matters arising out of significant corporate collapses. Contact our firm for advice and representation.

Our law firm has local offices in Brisbane, Beenleigh, Maroochydore, Toowoomba and Townsville. Beyond our local offices, our lawyers regularly undertake work in other areas across Australia.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in criminal law in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors in Queensland, which saw them undertake numerous jury trials, sentences and appeals.

If you want a lawyer who is not still trying to find their feet in court, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best defence to a criminal charge.

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Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the criminal accusations you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you ever step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of the allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in criminal law in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors in Queensland, which saw them undertake numerous jury trials, sentences and appeals.

If you want a lawyer who is not still trying to find their feet in court, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best defence to a criminal charge.

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Free Case Review

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the criminal accusations you face. 

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you ever step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of the allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

To book your free Case Review with one of our lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

‘Section 19’ Notices and Examinations by ASIC

If you have been served with a Notice under section 19 of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act, it is likely you are being required by ASIC to provide information to it, including through a compulsory examination. The compulsory examination can compel the person required under the ‘Section 19 Notice’ to answer questions relating to the investigation being conducted by ASIC.

It is not just company directors or employees who can be subject to a ‘Section 19 Notice’. This means that others, including lawyers and accountants, can be required to provide information and assistance. Essentially, it applies where “ASIC, on reasonable grounds, suspects or believes that a person can give information relevant to a matter it is investigating, or is to investigate”.

Failing to reasonably cooperate in accordance with a ‘Section 19 Notice’ issued by ASIC can be a criminal offence that may be punishable by a term of imprisonment.

If you are the subject of a ‘Section 19 Notice’ by ASIC and seek advice about your legal rights and responsibilities, our lawyers can assist you. In circumstances where an investigation may be into alleged criminal conduct, getting early and authoritative advice from experienced lawyers can be invaluable in safeguarding your interests.

We are a leading criminal law firm in Queensland with Andrew Anderson being recommended as one of the leading corporate and white-collar crime lawyers in Australia (Doyles Guide, 2018).

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