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CCC raid criminal law firm in Brisbane CBD

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016 Alexandra Patrikios

Queensland's corruption watchdog has raided a high-profile criminal law firm in Brisbane's CBD.

The Crime and Corruption Commission confirmed it was executing a search warrant at a business in Brisbane's CBD in response to enquiries about officers coming and going from the Bosscher Lawyers office in the city's legal precinct.

"The search relates to an ongoing investigation and therefore the CCC will not comment further," the statement issued on Monday afternoon read.

Police were seen placing items including folders, a desktop computer and orange bins sealed with duct tape into a white van parked outside the office on the corner of George and Turbot streets.

It comes after a former solicitor employed at the firm had some of his assets frozen by the Brisbane Supreme Court following allegations he and his clerk were sacked for siphoning more than $160,000 in funds from the office.

Tim Meehan, who represented Daniel Morcombe's murderer Brett Peter Cowan, is accused of having his law clerk, Xanthe Larcombe-Weate, help him put clients' money into his own bank accounts.

A spokesman for the Queensland Law Society confirmed an audit of the firm's trust accounts was ongoing.

He said no complaints had been referred to authorities, noting such reporting is mandatory when warranted given the organisation is a statutory authority.

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