Galbally Rolfe Solicitors has a proud history of using only the most able counsel to act on behalf of our clients. We have used Andrew in a number of complex fraud, quasi-criminal and civil penalty type proceedings. His professionalism, forensic skills and general legal ability make him a barrister of choice in these types of matters. We would recommend him without reservation.
Andrew has acted for a significant number of our clients in matters ranging from intellectual property theft to multi-million dollar frauds. His approach is both innovative and assertive, and in all cases the client has achieved a successful outcome. Andrew is particularly adept at pursuing complex fraud matters and achieving recovery of assets.
We engaged Andrew to assist a client company who was a victim of a significant fraud committed by one of its directors. Through Andrew’s tenacity, experience and hard work, a favourable result was achieved when initially the prospects of any recovery of losses was considered slim.
Andrew is our fraud barrister of choice because he knows how to handle fraud cases. He works hard to achieve great outcomes for our clients.
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.
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.
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.
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.