Andrew is a fraud lawyer and fraud barrister who specialises in commercial fraud and white collar crime. Unlike other fraud & theft lawyers, he is also a qualified fraud investigator with practical experience. He has an excellent reputation for assisting victims of fraud to report fraud and recover money stolen from asset misappropriation fraud.
Andrew also has an impeccable record defending individuals and companies accused of fraud charges in either civil or criminal jurisdictions, and persons defending proceedings commenced by ASIC, ACCC or other government agencies. Although Andrew often represents clients in major and complex fraud cases, he is happy to assist in smaller matters as well.
Andrew is a white collar crime lawyer and commercial fraud lawyer with a proud history in defending fraud charges as a successful criminal defence lawyer and fraud lawyer Melbourne and Australia wide. For more information, click on the button below. Andrew Tragardh has also been recognised in 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia. Read more about Andrew’s achievements here.
In 2007 ASIC commenced an investigation against me regarding AWB’s involvement in the UN Oil for Food Program. In December 2016, after a lengthy hearing in the Supreme Court, all 13 allegations were dismissed. After 9 long years it was a comprehensive & satisfying victory. Andrew’s method of listening to his client, methodically deconstructing & then reconstructing a body of evidence (he calls it his jigsaw method) & then presenting a case based on fact, was critical in enabling the Court to cut through the rhetoric, & deliberate complexity from the opposing side. During the trial Andrew’s sharp intellect proved invaluable in anticipating, countering & defeating the prosecutor’s court room tactics. I cannot speak highly enough of Andrew. I have no hesitation to recommend Andrew to any prospective client.
We engaged Andrew when our client, Dual Australia Pty Ltd, had been defrauded over $16M. Andrew gave timely and expert advice leading to the commencement of proceedings and a successful application where he appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria and obtained asset Freezing orders and Search orders. Andrew was also intimately involved in negotiations leading to a quick resolution of the litigation. Our client was most pleased with the outcome and we wouldn’t hesitate to brief Andrew again.
We had a major fraud in our business commited by the company CFO. We didn’t expect to get our money back, but thanks to Andrew most was retrieved. We would have been in strife otherwise. Andrew was fantastic and once we achieved civil recovery, Andrew liaised with the police detectives resulting in the fraudster being jailed.
Andrew and I have successfully worked together on several complex fraud matters over the years and I would not hesitate to continue to do so in the future.