Calvin Gnech

Managing Director and Principal Lawyer

Calvin is a highly experienced criminal and professional misconduct lawyer who advocates for the protection of fundamental legal rights for his clients, including the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial.

I cannot express the relief and gratitude for Calvin Gnech enough. Thanks to Calvin and his team, justice did prevail.

Calvin gained his early legal experience in the criminal justice system as a sworn police officer in Queensland successfully preparing briefs of evidence to present to courts and juries convicting offenders of serious criminal charges.

He later became a prosecutor in charge of a regional prosecutions unit. Calvin quickly became an accomplished prosecutor arguing complex cases, including murder, drug trafficking, rape and more. Calvin prosecuted both at summary trial and committal hearing stages of the proceedings before the Magistrates Court.

Since commencing practice as a criminal and professional misconduct defence lawyer, Calvin has gained extensive experience appearing regularly as a lawyer advocate in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Coroner’s Court, Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Calvin’s experience extends to appearing regularly as an instructing lawyer in the Supreme Court, Queensland Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia.

Calvin is highly experienced in dealing with the Crime and Corruption Commission having appeared before the Commission on behalf of clients with significant regularity and success. His appearances include but are not limited to Operation Tesco on behalf of Police Officers and Operation Belcarra (Inquiry into Local Councils).

Calvin has appeared before the Queensland Flood Inquiry, Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and Queensland DNA Inquiry.

Calvin is very active in the legal profession appearing on behalf of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) before government public consultation committees in regard to bills before parliament.  Calvin is a regular author of publicly produced legal articles and presents regularly at professional development events for lawyers.

Calvin has extensive experience in the area of professional misconduct and corruption investigations having successfully represented, police officers, lawyers, teachers, security officers, nurses, town planners, Councillors, public servants and others in corruption/professional misconduct/licensing proceedings.

Calvin has a passion for tradition within the law and maintains an active voice for the protection of fundamental legal rights such as self-incrimination privilege, legal professional privilege, the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial.  Calvin has pursued fundamental rights cases all the way to the High Court.

Calvin is also an advocate for mental health awareness and advocates against bullying within the legal profession and workplace generally.

In Calvin’s private time, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife Aleisha and his three children. Calvin is a passionate sports fan and particularly enjoys the time of year when Queensland win the State of Origin!

What Calvin can help with 

  • Criminal Law
  • Corruption Allegations/CCC Compulsive Hearings
  • Councillor misconduct
  • Bail Applications
  • Parole Applications
  • Traffic Offences
  • Disciplinary and Professional Misconduct Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Commission of Inquiries

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Law
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Queensland Law Society (QLS) member
  • Chairperson of the QLS Occupational Disciplinary Law Committee
  • Member of the QLS Ethics Committee
  • Member of the QLS Judicial Commission Committee
  • Member of the University of Queensland Electoral Tribunal
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia

The team you need to advocate for your rights.

We understand the unique challenges you face, and our dedicated team are ready to listen and step you through the process of expertly resolving your matter.


Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, we will deliver the best possible legal strategy tailored to you.

  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Drug offences
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter and Industrial manslaughter
  • Sex offences
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Public nuisance and other street offences
  • Workplace health and safety



Professional Misconduct

If you have been charged with professional misconduct, you need expert legal advice from a team with decades of experience.

  • Lawyers, police officers, medical professionals, teachers, security providers
  • Investigations by other regulatory authorities
  • Councillor misconduct
  • Disciplinary investigations
  • Workplace investigations
  • Crime and Corruption Commission investigations



Domestic Violence

If you need expert legal advice as the respondent or aggrieved spouse to a domestic violence application, we are here.

  • Police protection notices
  • Temporary protection orders
  • Domestic violence orders
  • Breach of protection order
  • Challenging of protection order
  • Variations to domestic violence orders


Corruption Investigations and CCC Hearings

Corruption Investigations and CCC Hearings

If you are being investigated for corruption or have been summoned to answer questions by the Crime and Corruption Commission, we will provide expert legal representation in this unique area of law.

  • Corruption investigations
  • CCC hearings


Coronial Inquests and Commissions of Inquiries

Coronial Inquests and Commissions of Inquiries

If you are called as a witness in a Coronial Inquest or Commission of Inquiry, we will guide you through the process of giving evidence and ensure your rights are protected.

  • Coronial inquests
  • Commissions of inquiries




We will assist you by taking proactive steps in combatting defamatory material that is damaging to you, your loved ones and your career.

  • Cease and desist notices
  • Internet ‘take down notices’
  • Concerns notices
  • Defamation claims
  • Settlement


Workplace Health and Safety Investigations

Workplace Health and Safety Investigations

We will provide the legal expertise necessary to ensure your workplace health and safety investigations are conducted in compliance with regulatory standards.


Other Areas of Law

Other Areas of Law

We are experienced in additional areas of law including:

  • Traffic offences
  • Drink driving offences
  • Judicial reviews
  • Malicious prosecutions
  • RSPCA prosecutions
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Workplace investigations
  • Industrial disputes
  • Bullying actions against employers
  • Blue Cards
  • Weapons Act licensing proceedings
  • Reprisals
  • Human rights violations – defence and applications
  • Anti-discrimination matters
  • Parole applications
  • Information privacy breaches


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