Parramatta Professionals Forum hosts Mr Andrew Bide
On Friday the 7th of July, the Parramatta Professionals Forum hosted Mr Andrew Bide, sole practitioner in Parramatta-based criminal law firm, FTC Law (Family Traffic & Crime).
Following his time in the police force and as a detective in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Andrew was seconded to the Independent Commission Against Corruption as an investigator working on several high profile investigations. Whilst a Police Prosecutor, he received a scholarship to study at Bond University in Queensland and completed his degree in Law with Honours. He has also completed an MBA through Southern Cross University and worked as a solicitor in the NSW Police Legal Services in compliance, policy and commercial units.
Andrew then made the move to private practice and academia as a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University managing the Master of Arts (Investigations), Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) & Bachelor of Policing (Prosecutions). His next challenge was the Coal Compensation Board as Principal Solicitor prior to a “green change” to a small practice in Central Queensland working in areas of mining law, family law, crime, succession and employment law. Andrew established his own practice in Parramatta and later accepted a role in the Criminal Law Division of Legal Aid NSW until 2017.
The Parramatta Professionals forum team - McAuley Lawyers, Blueprint Property and Campion College Australia - want to thank Andrew for a great presentation and for sharing his journey. It was fascinating to hear about the challenges in upholding the law in today’s society