Kerri Fredericks

Principal Lawyer

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KERRI FREDERICKS

IN BRIEF:

Kerri Fredericks is a Principal Lawyer with Anderson Fredericks Turner.

While Kerri’s focus is on advising and representing businesses or individuals with employment law and government compliance issues, she also undertakes work involving complex criminal law cases. Kerri has been recommended as a leading criminal lawyer in Queensland by independent review in 2019 (Doyles Guide).

Kerri Fredericks qualified as a Barrister in 2005 when she was then employed with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2006 Kerri commenced her work as a Crown Prosecutor, which saw her appear as lead counsel in a range of jury trials and other hearings in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. Her professional skill and experience saw her promoted to work in the position of a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Brisbane.

Kerri Fredericks

Kerri Fredericks

Principal Lawyer

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Kerri Fredericks AFT

KERRI FREDERICKS

IN BRIEF:

Kerri Fredericks is a Principal Lawyer with Anderson Fredericks Turner.

While Kerri’s focus is on advising and representing businesses or individuals with employment law and government compliance  issues, she also undertakes work involving complex criminal law cases. Kerri has been recommended as a leading criminal lawyer in Queensland by independent review in 2018 (Doyles Guide).

Kerri Fredericks qualified as a Barrister in 2005 when she was then employed with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2006 Kerri commenced her work as a Crown Prosecutor, which saw her appear as lead counsel in a range of jury trials and other hearings in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. Her professional skill and experience saw her promoted to work in the position of a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Brisbane.

Federal Courts and Commissions

Kerri has represented clients before the Federal Courts, as well as the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. As part of her work in employment law matters, Kerri undertakes significant work before the Fair Work Commission (FWC) and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

As an example of her work and advocacy skills, Kerri was successful in overturning a decision by the Townsville City Council to terminate the employment of her client in a significant judgment from the QIRC:

  • Blows v Townsville City Council [2016] QIRC 066

In a recent appeal before the Full Court of the Family Court in relation to a surrogacy matter, Kerri argued an error occurred in the hearing before the Family Court of Australia. The Full Court of the Family Court allowed the appeal and set aside the original orders:

Supreme and District Courts (Criminal Law)

As a Crown Prosecutor and Senior Crown Prosecutor, Kerri  appeared as the lead advocate on jury trials in Queensland, including for the following offences:

  • Homicide offences: dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.

  • Violent offences: robbery; grievous bodily harm; torture; assault occasioning bodily harm; wounding; deprivation of liberty; common assault; going armed so as to cause fear;

  • Sexual offences: maintaining a sexual relationship with a child; rape; assault with intent to rape; indecent treatment of a child under 16; sexual assault; unnatural offences;

  • Dishonesty offences: burglary; fraud; stealing.

In defending clients facing allegations of breaching the criminal law or regulatory standards, Kerri brings her substantial experience as an advocate to every case she handles.

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Education

Kerri holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. After completing her law degree and being admitted to the legal profession, Kerri was accepted into and passed the Bar Practice Course through Queensland University of Technology in 2005.

Her qualifications include:

  • BA-LLB

  • Bar Practice Course

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland

  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia

Employment History

In her work as a Crown Prosecutor, Kerri appeared as lead counsel in a range of jury trials and other hearings in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. Her professional skill and experience saw her promoted to work in the position of a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Brisbane.

After relocating back to Townsville, Kerri ceased working with the Department of Justice in 2014, after 19 years of service throughout Queensland. Kerri decided to launch into private practice and helped establish the law firm Fredericks Heywood. The practice grew at an astonishing rate, boasting a number of experienced lawyers and administrative staff who had worked across many different areas of law.

In June 2016 Kerri teamed up with Andrew Anderson and Nathan Turner from Boe Williams Anderson to create Anderson Fredericks Turner, a new and dynamic firm that has offices across Queensland.

Community

Kerri has maintained her passion for social justice, being a founding member of the Sky Foundation. The Sky Foundation has helped raise money for The Women’s Centre in Townsville. Her current position on the executive of the Sky Foundation is Treasurer.

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Federal Courts and Commissions

Kerri has represented clients before the Federal Courts, as well as the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. As part of her work in employment law matters, Kerri undertakes significant work before the Fair Work Commission (FWC) and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

As an example of her work and advocacy skills, Kerri was successful in overturning a decision by the Townsville City Council to terminate the employment of her client in a significant judgment from the QIRC:

  • Blows v Townsville City Council [2016] QIRC 066

In a recent appeal before the Full Court of the Family Court in relation to a surrogacy matter, Kerri argued an error occurred in the hearing before the Family Court of Australia. The Full Court of the Family Court allowed the appeal and set aside the original orders:

Jury Trial Experience (Lead Advocate)

As a Crown Prosecutor and Senior Crown Prosecutor, Kerri  appeared as the lead advocate on jury trials in Queensland, including for the following offences:

  • Dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death

  • Robbery

  • Grievous bodily harm

  • Torture

  • Assault occasioning bodily harm

  • Wounding

  • Deprivation of liberty

  • Common assault

  • Going armed so as to cause fear

  • Maintaining a sexual relationship with a child

  • Rape

  • Assault with intent to rape

  • Indecent treatment of a child under 16

  • Sexual assault

  • Unnatural offences

  • Burglary

  • Fraud

  • Stealing

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Education

Kerri holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. After completing her law degree and being admitted to the legal profession, Kerri was accepted into and passed the Bar Practice Course through Queensland University of Technology in 2005.

Her qualifications include:

  • BA-LLB

  • Bar Practice Course

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland

  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia

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Employment History

In her work as a Crown Prosecutor, Kerri appeared as lead counsel in a range of jury trials and other hearings in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. Her professional skill and experience saw her promoted to work in the position of a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Brisbane.

After relocating back to Townsville, Kerri ceased working with the Department of Justice in 2014, after 19 years of service throughout Queensland. Kerri decided to launch into private practice and helped establish the law firm Fredericks Heywood. The practice grew at an astonishing rate, boasting a number of experienced lawyers and administrative staff who had worked across many different areas of law.

In June 2016 Kerri teamed up with Andrew Anderson and Nathan Turner from Boe Williams Anderson to create Anderson Fredericks Turner, a new and dynamic firm that has offices across Queensland.

Community

Kerri has maintained her passion for social justice, being a founding member of the Sky Foundation. The Sky Foundation has helped raise money for The Women’s Centre in Townsville. Her current position on the executive of the Sky Foundation is Treasurer.

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