Corporate Statutory Prosecution

Our team of Brisbane Solicitors provide a complete understanding of situations in which your company is being prosecuted by a government body, such as ASIC, QBCC, AHPRA, WH&S and Architects Board. We provide advice around the steps taken in an investigation and any required guidance defending any subsequent charges. 


Corporate Statutory Prosecution

Wherever possible it is essential that companies who have been notified of a potential prosecution or investigation speak with experienced defence lawyers.


The team at Coates Davey Solicitors have acted on behalf of QBCC licensees concerning the investigation and charges usually related to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 or Schedule 1B of Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991. These can include but are not limited to the following:

  • The unlicensed or unlawful carrying out of building work.
  • Failing to comply with a direction to rectify or remedy;
  • Contracting with an unlicensed person or entity.

Should you or your company have been issued with any correspondence relating to an offence or investigation, contact Coates Davey Solicitors at your earliest convenience for a FREE, No-obligation Consultation. The fines issued by the QBCC can be substantial and every potential strategy to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your company. 


If a concern has been raised in relation to your practice, AHPRA can take several courses during their investigation. Coates Davey Solicitors can provide full guidance and advice to ensure the best possible outcome for you. Possible actions that AHPRA includes but are not limited to the following:

  • No grounds for complaint;
  • No further action;
  • Referral to another agency;
  • Undertakings;
  • Conditions;
  • Caution;
  • Suspension;
  • Reprimand; and
  • Cancellation of registration.

The latter potential actions can potentially have a catastrophic and lasting effect on you and your career. Coates Davey Solicitors have experience in successfully defending statutory prosecutions and investigations. We will ensure you have the best advice and guidance to provide you with the best possible outcome from the circumstances you find yourself in. Contact Us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our prosecution defence solicitors. 

Coates Davey Solicitors can assist you in defending the charges.

If you have been charged with any offence by a government organisation we can provide you with immediate advice to assist you. We would highly recommend seeking legal advice prior to engaging with the investigation. However, we offer a FREE initial consultation regardless of the stage of the proceedings. 

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