Crown Law provides advice and representation to various Government departments and regulatory bodies. The advice we provide touches on all aspects of statutory prosecution proceedings including, WorkCover fraud, public health, drugs, poisons and food safety and standards.
Our legal experts conduct prosecutions for and appear on behalf of various Government entities including the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Health, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Public Works, the Worker’s Compensation Regulator, Blue Card Services, the Office of Fair Trading, the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.
Our prosecutions lawyers:
- provide advice on policy development and statutory interpretation across a diverse range of legislation including advice concerning the practical implications of proposed legislative amendments
- advise on departmental and regulator responses to, and governance of, emerging or existing industry practices
- provide advice on prospects of success in disciplinary proceedings, prosecutions and appeals
- appear as advocates on behalf of government departments and agencies at all levels of the State and Federal Court systems, at QCAT proceedings, in the Coroners and Mental Health Courts and at the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
- 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 Queensland Health in a prosecution against Pacifica Trading Pty Ltd and its director, Mr Carmelo Comi relevant to offences under the Food Act 2006 (Qld).
- Appearing for Queensland Health in the Magistrates Court in relation to multiple breaches of the Food Act 2006 by Woolworths Ltd.
- Successfully defending an appeal to the District Court, under section 222 of the Justices Act 1886, on behalf of Queensland Health, relating to a penalty imposed on Woolworths Limited.