Andrew Tragardh specialises in commercial disputes, fraud and white collar crime. He is also a qualified fraud investigator. He has an outstanding reputation for assisting victims of fraud to recover misappropriated assets. He also has an impeccable record defending individuals and companies in proceedings commenced by police, regulators such as ASIC, ACCC, and other government agencies: most recently the successful defence of AWB Ltd Executive Peter Geary, in ASIC v Flugge and Geary  VSC 779.
Andrew has appeared before the Ombudsman, Royal Commissions and Boards of Inquiry. He appears in all Courts in all States of Australia. Andrew is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, the Commercial Bar Association and the Australian Institute of Professional Investigators.
Christopher McDermott has a general public law and civil law practice. He accepts briefs in matters involving administrative law (judicial review and merits review), public inquiries, major torts, personal injuries, professional liability, disciplinary proceedings, and class actions.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher had an extensive public law practice, regularly representing clients in proceedings in the Federal Court, the Victorian Supreme Court and the High Court. Christopher was a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), representing clients such as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Health and Human Services. Christopher has acted for Government clients in relation to legal professional privilege and public interest immunity disputes, and is qualified to act in matters involving highly confidential, sensitive and protected information.
To brief either Andrew or Christopher please call Tammy Young on +61 3 9225 6777 or after hours on +61 (0)414 523 515.