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Karl Brandon

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Criminal Law, National Practice Group Leader

Location Brisbane, Gold Coast, Queensland
Language English

Karl is an experienced solicitor and former barrister originally from Melbourne who has extensive knowledge in the area of Criminal Law. Karl has represented thousands of clients in a diverse range of matters and thrives on the experience of appearing in Court.

Karl is passionate about criminal defence and regulatory law and through his advocacy is able to achieve the results his clients deserve.


  • Drug offences
  • Assaults and grievous bodily harm
  • Drink and drug driving offences
  • Restricted and work licences, special hardship orders
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Sexual offences
  • White collar crime
  • Blackmail, extortion and fraud
  • Coronial inquests
  • Royal Commissions
  • QCAT and professional and disciplinary tribunals
  • Social security offences
  • Commonwealth criminal matters 

Career History

  • Since 2016 Slater and Gordon (national practice group leader)
  • 2010 -  2016 Karl Brandon and Associates (principal lawyer)
  • 2004 – 2010 The Victorian Bar (barrister)
  • 2002 – 2004 County Court of Victoria (Judges associate)
  • 1998 - 2002 Ernst & Young (taxation consultant) 

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2010 Practice Management Course, Queensland Law Society
  • 2004 Singed the Victorian Bar Roll
  • 1997 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1996 Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne

Memberships and Associations

  • Queensland Law Society