Advocacy

Crown Law’s advocacy experts comprise court-going advocates, barristers and solicitors. We provide representation and advice to the Queensland Government on all aspects of prosecution proceedings and advocacy, including:

  • matters under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003
  • coronial inquests
  • statutory prosecution of indictable offences in relation to:
    • health and safety matters relevant to mining, gas, petroleum and explosives
    • Maritime Safety Queensland prosecutions and enforcements
    • WorkCover fraud
    • Local Government and planning
    • public health, drugs and poisons
    • food safety standards
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal and Mental Health Court proceedings in relation to forensic orders
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) general administrative reviews
  • disciplinary tribunals and appeals.
  • Managing and supervising all matters commenced under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003.
  • Representing the State Central Authority in an international child abduction matter where children were brought to Australia by their mother and their father applied under the Hague Convention for a court order for their return to Italy.
  • Acting on behalf of the Attorney-General as an independent third party before the Supreme Court when a woman sought to obtain an order to allow removal of the testes and spermatozoa from her de facto partner who was killed in an accident.
  • Acting for the Attorney-General to successfully mount a Supreme Court challenge to overturn a decision that convicted sex offender, Robert John Fardon was fit for supervised release from custody.
  • Prosecuting the owners of the GL Lan Xiu vessel for breaching the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 when approximately five tonnes of fuel oil was discharged from the livestock carrier into the Brisbane River while the vessel was refuelling.
  • Representing the Attorney-General in matters relating to decisions under the Mental Health Act 2000 before the Mental Health   Court and Mental Health Review Tribunal.
  • Acting on behalf of the Attorney-General to successfully subject paedophile and dangerous prisoner Raymond Yeo to indefinite detention beyond the end of his prison term imposed for sexual offences.