Criminal LAW MATTERS

Putt Legal provides a full range of criminal defence services.

Alisdair Putt, Meneesha Michalka, Mark Wallbridge and Yovundhi Jayasekera have decades of experience in Commonwealth and state criminal matters, both as prosecutors and as defence counsel. 

Our practice has a close working relationship with arguably WA's best criminal law barristers, Paul Yovich SC, Sam Vandongen SC, and other leading WA and interstate counsel. 


Expert legal Representation

We provide expert Legal Representation in the Western Australian:

  • Supreme Court (including Court of Appeal)
  • District Court
  • Magistrates Court
  • Children’s Court

White collar Crime

We are specialists in White Collar Criminal investigations.

White collar crime which is a broad term that includes offences such as corporate crime, fraud, bribery including foreign bribery, insider trading, stock market manipulation, breach of duty by company officers, insolvent trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, money laundering and other dishonesty related offences. We also deal with civil litigation involving proceeds of crime/criminal property.

Matters are referred for prosecution by investigative agencies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Regulation and Enforcement Branch of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA, which was formerly known as the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA)), the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Amongst the matters referred by ASIC are offences under the Corporations Act 2001, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, and the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.

The investigating agencies frequently utilise compulsory examinations and the execution of search warrants to interview persons of interest and to seize corporate documents. It is imperative to get expert advice as soon as practicable if you become aware of criminal investigations by such agencies.


Legal advice & representation

We can advise and assist with:

➤  Compulsory examinations by Government agencies
➤  Bail Applications
➤  Criminal Trials
➤  Criminal Sentencing
➤  Criminal Appeals
➤  International Extradition Requests

In relation to:

  • Homicide (murder/manslaughter)
  • Complex commercial criminal charges including ASIC prosecutions & Australian Tax Office matters; Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • Money laundering, Criminal Property Confiscation/Proceeds of Crime Act matters
  • Extradition requests
  • Sex offences
  • Child sex offences
  • Child pornography (CEM)
  • Grievous bodily harm and assaults
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud offences
  • Arson and property offences such as stealing, burglary and robbery.