Michael is a Senior Associate and Heads the Crime and Misconduct Division at Creevey Russell Lawyers.
Michael brings a wealth of specialist knowledge from his time as a Principal of the leading criminal practice in the Northern Territory and as Special Counsel and Head of Department to other Australian Criminal Divisions.
Michael has a unique background with extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy. He has practiced as both a Barrister and Solicitor in the Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts of Appeal in many Australian Jurisdictions. He has been involved in some of the most high-profile cases in South East Asia over the last decade, including the defence of an Australian citizen prosecuted in East Timor on charges of 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 (QCCC). 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.
Michael also frequently represents clients involved in prosecutions by State Government bodies such as Department of Environment and Science (DES), The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) and in Environmental and Local Government or Council Prosecutions. He also has extensive experience in prosecutions brought by professional regulatory bodies such as the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) where he acts for both companies and individuals who have been charged or are under investigation.
In 2015 Michael was recognised but the Australian Institute of Management as one of the “AIM 30” Top 30 leaders and managers under 30 in Australia. He is a former Vice-President of the NorthernTerriroty Young Lawyers Associate and General Committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory.
With his diverse experience across multiple Australian and international jurisdictions, Michael ensures his clients receive the most accurate and practical guidance, advice and representations available.
Crime & Misconduct
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