Our Experienced Lawyers
Michael is the Senior Partner at QCLS. Michael has a unique background with extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy specialising in the Criminal Law. He has practised as both a Barrister and Solicitor in Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeal in many Australian Jurisdictions. He has also been involved in some of the most high-profile Criminal cases in South East Asia over the last decade, including the defence of an Australian citizen prosecuted in East Timor for murder and attempted Presidential assassination.
Michael is also highly experienced in dealing with coercive investigations by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). He has appeared in coronial enquiries, Mental Health Review Tribunal and Mental Health Court matters, as well as before parliamentary investigatory bodies where he has represented politicians in the highest levels of State Government.
He is a former Vice-President of the Northern Territory Young Lawyers Association and General Committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory.
It’s important that if you have been charged, that you speak to us before you speak to the police. The police can require you to provide your legal name, date of birth and address, but you are not required and should not answer any further questions.View All Areas
Our lawyers work exclusively in criminal law. We have represented clients from low level traffic offences up to drug trafficking and murder. If you have been charged with a criminal offence we can help.
You should not make any attempts to contact the complainant. If the complainant reaches out you should not answer their calls.
We are based in Queensland but regularly appear for clients all over Australia, including the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia and the A.C.T.
If you have been charged, it’s important that you bring along any documents provided to you by the police, if you have been charged and are due to appear in court, you will usually have been provided a copy of your QP9.
We understand that the police ‘sometimes’ serve warrants at 2:00 am. If this happens, feel free to call our Patrick Earl on 0407 781 123.
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