About Gatenby Lawyers

GCL LogoCriminal Lawyers Gold Coast and Brisbane

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers is a boutique criminal law firm, first established on the Gold Coast in 2011.  Our principal, Michael Gatenby has decades of practical criminal law experience, appearing daily in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Through exceptional results and continual referrals Gatenby Criminal Lawyers has expanded and has a dedicated group of Criminal Defence advocates.  With offices in Coomera, Southport and Brisbane, we are able to appear in all South East Queensland Courts.

We provide personalised, honest advice and straight forward representation at all stages of a criminal prosecution.  We believe in a thorough defence for all matters before the courts, regardless of the nature of the charge.

Our team of solicitors will attend police interviews, appear in Court, negotiate on your behalf with the Police and Prosecutors and provided detailed and easy to understand advice on cases relating to domestic violence, traffic offences, government prosecutions and all other criminal law matters.

With our wealth of experience our solicitors understand that facing a criminal charge can be stressful, we believe that everyone is entitled to not only a fair, but affordable criminal law defence. Our team will discuss fees in our initial phone call and our solicitors will provide you with ongoing quotes or provide a fixed fee quote at the initial consultation. We believe that being honest and fair creates a trusting relationship between our solicitors and client’s.

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers also provides criminal law advocacy to clients throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

We also appear in the Queensland Crime Commission and Crime and Misconduct Commission, as well as various Tribunals and inquiries.

While we pride ourselves on our advocacy skills, we also brief experienced criminal Barristers and liaise with psychologists, psychiatrists and other experts on a regular basis to ensure that our client’s achieve the best outcome.

We routinely appear in relation to all types of criminal matters, from simple offences to more serious allegations.

Areas of Practice

Below are a number of the areas we practice in, however, if you have a criminal matter don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.

  • Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm
  • Breach of a Community Based Order
  • Centrelink Fraud
  • Appearances
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle,
  • Domestic Violence Applications
  • Drug Offences inc Possession, Supply & Trafficking
  • Murder, attempted murder & manslaughter
  • Licence Appeals
  • Indecent Dealing & Other Sexual Offences,
  • Internet Crimes
  • Summary Offence Pleas
  • Variation to Bail
  • Bail Applications
  • Breach of Domestic Violence Orders
  • Crime Commission & Crime Misconduct Commission Coercive Hearing
  • Commonwealth Prosecutions
  • Disqualified Driving
  • Drink Driving Pleas
  • Fraud & Identity Theft
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Offences of Serious Violence,
  • Police Interviews
  • Rape & Other Serious Sexual Offences
  • Robbery
  • Stealing, Break & Enter,
  • Special Hardship Orders

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