Royal Commissions

The legal team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers have extensive experience in representing witnesses and appearing in Royal Commission Hearings. Most recently our office was involved nationwide in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse Public Hearings and the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

We have represented witnesses in Royal Commissions in Melbourne, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Our experience has allowed us to develop the skills and expertise required to work in this complex area of law. Our team can assist with:

  • Drafting and settling witness statements
  • Representing you at Public Hearings and Private Sessions
  • Written submissions in support of the Royal Commission findings

If you have received a summons to appear as a witness in a Royal Commission hearing please contact our office immediately on (03) 9077 4834 to obtain advice about your legal rights and obligations as well as information about the process involved.

The Royal Commission has powers beyond ordinary Court powers and you can be compelled to answer questions. It is important to understand your obligations but also to ensure that you have representation to assist you and protect your legal interests throughout the hearing.

You can read more about the recent Commissions via the links below:

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/

Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory https://childdetentionnt.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx