Australia’s Only National White Collar and Corporate Defence Team

Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance is the only team of defence lawyers based in every state and territory in Australia.

When you contact ADLA, your first engagement would be with a senior partner from your state or territory.

The combined knowledge of ADLA members, experience, resources gives us the unique ability to provide an integrated service to national and international entities. We also act for individuals who are facing regulatory or prosecution difficulties.

ADLA lawyers have worked together in relation to several clients with matters in various jurisdictions and have represented some of Australia’s largest corporations in relation to investigations and legal opinions on alleged criminal behaviour as well as protecting their interests in Court. Respectively, providing a legal opinion (that doesn’t necessarily involve appearance work) and Court appearances are different skills that can only be based on the experience of having collectively run hundreds of jury trials.

Current work includes acting for two accused in the Securency trials before the Victorian Supreme Court. This case involves allegations of Bribery of Foreign Officials by people working for Government owned entities.

It is especially important to ensure the presentation of a more accurate narrative to the Prosecutors. Trying to control the narrative is an essential part of representing a client in white collar issues properly and fully.

ADLA lawyers have acted for a former Governor-General, Federal Politicians and a number of State Politicians and have also acted for CEOs of large listed companies and Directors of many organizations.

ADLAs collective knowledge of how criminal prosecutions can be defended or stopped is unparalleled. Lawyers need to earn experience to gain legal knowledge; ADLA lawyers possess a vast amount of it.

ADLA lawyers have extensive experience in anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and proceeds of crime matters. Notably, ADLA lawyers were involved in the important High Court case of Lee Vs The Queen, which prohibited publication of evidence from a Crime Commission hearing on the basis that it might prejudice Mr Lee’s fair trial.

In the last three years ADLA members have been heavily involved in Royal Commissions (most recently the Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program) and have had many lawyers working full time on these inquiries. ADLA lawyers are also regular attendees with clients at ASIC hearings and other Commissions (such as the Crime Commission).

Currently, with 40 specialized defence lawyers in our ADLA team, if you have a problem big or small contact an ADLA representative on 1300 331 331. You will then be put through to the firm in the State or territory of your choice.