If you are seeking free legal help or assistance, contacting a community legal centre can often be a productive first step to getting the answers you seek.
For some areas, government funding makes legal services accessible to people for free through grants of legal aid, such as for serious criminal law matters. As part of our commitment to making the services of our firm as accessible as possible, we assist in certain matters through grants available from Legal Aid Queensland.
As an independent legal practice, the work of Anderson Fredericks Turner is sustained by our expertise generating legal fees.
Within Anderson Fredericks Turner, we take on a limited number of cases on a pro bono basis. Additionally, our lawyers volunteer time in community legal centres throughout Queensland. One of our Principal Lawyers, Andrew Anderson, is also one of the contributors to a free publication of Caxton Legal Centre.
Although our capacity to take on cases pro bono is limited, we do seek to help where:
- we think our skills can make a difference;
- there is a genuine public interest; and
- there is no real capacity to fund.
One area we focus our pro bono services is criminal appeals. We have demonstrated success in taking on appeals on a pro bono basis and correcting an injustice. Whether it is overturning a conviction, or demonstrating why a sentence process miscarried, our lawyers have the skill and dedication to represent people on appeal in the Queensland Court of Appeal.