We are leaders in criminal defence and professional misconduct cases, and are the lawyers of choice for those that want private legal representation of the highest quality and skill. We can help you in any type of criminal or misconduct matter. If you are searching for the ‘best Brisbane Criminal Lawyer’ or the ‘best criminal law firm in Brisbane’ or the ‘best criminal law firm in Queensland’, then you’re in the right place. We are a boutique firm that will provide you with expertise and support.
We have a very deliberate approach to our work of quality rather than quantity. With a focus on a very high standard of service and attention to detail, our lawyers consistently achieve great results for our clients. We explain things in a way that clients can readily understand, and assist clients in understanding their options and in making decisions. We use technology to enhance our service delivery to clients, and our electronic document management system enables us to efficiently manage large and complex cases.
We conduct our work with discretion. Despite our continual involvement with high profile clients and cases, it is not our style to give media interviews or otherwise seek to promote ourselves at the expense of our clients’ privacy.
We understand that our clients are often facing the most challenging period of their lives, and our service delivers not just an expert knowledge of the law, but also exceptional care and commitment on a personal level, and ultimately, the best possible results. We can help you – from the smallest traffic issue through to the most serious criminal charge.
15 Adelaide Street
Qld, 4000, Australia
ph 617 3361 0222
fax 617 3361 0201
PO Box 12215
George Street Post Shop
Qld, 4003, Australia
Our team is headed by principal, Glen Cranny, who is recognised as one of Queensland’s leading criminal lawyers. We believe that the best quality legal representation is a combination of superior legal knowledge and a genuine personal commitment to clients. That’s why our lawyers are not only highly skilled and knowledgeable; they are also understanding and approachable. We are here to advise and support our clients in every stage of the criminal justice process.
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We are experts in criminal defence, including offences of violence, sexual offences, drug offences, fraud and dishonesty offences, confiscations & proceeds of crime, domestic violence, child welfare matters (DOCS) and Commonwealth offences. We have expertise in all traffic matters from minor offences through to dangerous driving causing death. We also have a strong practice in corporate crime, including ASIC offences and work, health and safety prosecutions. We have exceptional experience and skill in all areas of professional misconduct matters including disciplinary investigations & hearings, show cause proceedings and CCC investigations & hearings. We also have expertise in coronial inquests.
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We will discuss your legal costs with you openly and honestly, and we invite you to raise any queries or concerns you may have about legal costs at any time. We will enter into a Costs Agreement with you which will clearly explain both your and our obligations. We generally charge on either a fixed fee basis or a time costed basis and do not usually charge for our internal office expenses such as photocopying, telephone calls or postage. The Queensland Law Society website (www.qls.com.au) has further information about legal costs and your rights.
The law in Queensland requires solicitors to disclose information to clients about certain things such as legal fees and how they are estimated or calculated, as well as billing arrangements etc., before entering into a Costs Agreement with the client. There are some instances where this disclosure is not required though, such as when the legal fees do not exceed $1,650.00, or where the work must be performed urgently.
Generally speaking clients have the right to:
- Negotiate the amount of your legal costs with your solicitor;
- Receive bills before you pay your solicitor (although your solicitor may require money to be deposited into a trust account in advance as security for future legal costs);
- Be notified of any substantial change to the estimated legal costs, and
- Challenge your legal fees if you are not satisfied with them.
Our fees may be charged either on a time-costed basis (i.e. calculated by reference to an hourly rate for the time spent in performing the work), or as an agreed (fixed) fee. Unless we specifically advise you of an agreed fixed fee amount, our fees will be calculated on a time-costed basis. No additional charge will be made for our internal office expenses such as photocopying, telephone calls, postage, etc. unless specifically advised to you in advance.
It is our policy to require funds to be paid and secured in our trust account prior to any substantial legal work being undertaken.
We have written a range of brochures providing general information about the criminal law process.
We regularly write articles and case notes in a range of publications, including the Law Society’s Proctor, and other industry journals. Some of our recently published articles include:
Excluding Confessions from Criminal Proceedings in Queensland (pdf)
Safe Night Out Legislation (pdf)
Offender Reporting (pdf)
Case Management in Complex Criminal Trials (pdf)
Barbaro v the Queen and the Significant Change of Landscape for Submissions on Sentence (pdf)
Case Law update on dishonesty offences: R v Dillon (pdf)