tragardh@vicbar.com.au
0416 085 887


Fraud Lawyer &
Fraud Barrister

About Andrew Tragardh

Dealing with fraud within your organisation or responding to an allegation of fraud against yourself is complicated and stressful. It can be difficult to know how best to proceed and what needs to be done to protect your interests.

Andrew Tragardh is a barrister specialising in commercial fraud and white-collar crime.

Unlike other fraud lawyers, Andrew also has a background in law enforcement and holds qualifications in fraud investigation, making him uniquely qualified as a fraud expert. Andrew’s expertise was recognised in the 2020 edition of ‘Best Lawyers’ in Australia.

Services for victims of fraud

Andrew has a stellar reputation assisting fraud victims to recover stolen assets. He understands how to navigate the peculiar legal and factual complexities when investigating fraud and knows how to explore every avenue to assist his clients to maximise recovery, often using his network of contacts specialised in forensic accounting, document analysis, and IT forensics (imaging electronic devices).

Andrew typically assists victims of fraud to obtain Court freezing and search orders to prevent assets being disposed of or evidence destroyed. When appropriate Andrew also assists victims to report fraud to police or other government agencies. Andrew’s extensive experience means that he is attuned to new fraud methodologies and has the resources to investigate them. In February 2019, Andrew was successful in obtaining the first freezing and search order over cryptocurrency assets in Australia.

Services for persons alleged to have committed fraud

In addition to assisting victims of fraud, Andrew also works with individuals or companies defending fraud charges in either civil or criminal jurisdictions. He also acts for individuals defending proceedings commenced by ASIC, the ACCC, the ATO and other Government agencies. Andrew has also appeared in numerous Royal Commissions and Inquiries, hearings before the Ombudsman and various disciplinary and domestic tribunals.

Victim of Fraud

Reporting Fraud

Insurance Claims

Investigation

Civil Claims

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Maximising Recovery By Andrew Tragardh Featured in the Law Institute Journal of Victoria

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Victim of Fraud

Reporting Fraud

Insurance Claims

Investigation

Civil Claims

Maximum Recovery Fraud barrister feature in law institute journal of victoria

Maximising Recovery By Andrew Tragardh Featured in the Law Institute Journal of Victoria

As a barrister specialising in commercial fraud and as a former member of the Victoria Police and certified fraud investigator, ...
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Andrew Tragardh Secures Australia’s First Cryptocurrency Freezing Order

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Álvaro & Josie Gonzalez face allegations they duped $17m from insurance honchos.

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Civil Cases

Royal Commissions & Inquiries

Criminal Fraud cases

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Andrew Tragardh recognised in 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia

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Persons/Corporations Accused of Fraud

Civil Cases

Royal Commissions & Inquiries

Criminal Fraud cases

Belle Gibson returns to court over failure to pay $410K fine

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ASIC v Geary | Fraud charges – appeal dismissed with costs.

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Judgment handed down in ASIC v Flugge and Geary

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Blackmail charges dropped for John Setka and his deputy Shaun Reardon

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