Commissions & Inquiries

Child Abuse Royal Commission
Source: Child Abuse Royal Commission Website

If you are appearing – or want to appear – before a Commission or Inquiry, O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is your first point of contact. We’ll assist you to present your case in the best possible light. Whether you are bearing witness to an injustice, or seeking to present your side of the story.

Representation before a Commission or Inquiry requires unique skills. It also needs a sound knowledge of the practice, method and scope of the inquiry. Our experience in representing individuals and entities at this level is extensive. Whether the focus is on exposing fault or apportioning blame, or managing the impact of adverse findings to reputation, a keen, diligent and trusted lawyer is required.

Note the rules about giving evidence and self incrimination at many of these bodies is different to a court of law. Given that, you must proceed with caution. Having experienced criminal defence lawyers at your disposal is key to your adequate preparation.

Representation before a Commission or Inquiry

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors can also help you with expert representation at any other inquisitorial body including:

Of all lawyers in Australia, there would be very few, if any, who have done more Commission work than our solicitors.

Our lawyers were available to appear at the Royal Commission Into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. We also appeared at the Royal Commission into institutional responses into child sexual abuse. The Northern Territory Royal Commission into Detention and Protection of Children was also one where we played a pivotal role.

If you have been summonsed to attend a Commission or Inquiry, contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on 02 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.

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