About Us

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Criminal Matters

How We Can Help

Our lawyers regularly appear in criminal matters in many courts including Frankston Magistrates Court, Dromana Magistrates Court, Dandenong Magistrates Court, Ringwood Magistrates Court, Moorabbin Magistrates Court, Melbourne Magistrates Court and the County Court of Victoria. However, our assistance is not limited to representation in court. We are able to provide you with preliminary advice about your position, arrange referrals, negotiate with the Police and liaise with third parties to achieve the best outcome for you.


I have been charged with an offence,  what should I do?

It can be a very stressful experience to be charged with a criminal offence. It is important that you obtain legal advice. You should make an appointment with one of our lawyers to discuss your matter. All initial consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation to move forward with us.


What kind of matters can you help with?

If you have been charged with an offence and need to appear at Court we can help. We often appear for people who have been charged with theft, assault, driving offences, drug offences and contraventions of intervention orders. If you wish to appeal a conviction or sentence imposed in the Magistrates Court to the County Court we can also provide you with advice and representation.  


Who will be representing me at Court? 

Our lawyers are experienced advocates and will generally provide you with representation at Court. Sometimes we may recommend that a barrister be engaged to represent you or to provide detailed, specialised advice.  We have great relationships with a number of barristers. 


What are your fees? 

In your free initial consultation, we can discuss whether you may be eligible for Legal Aid. If not, we generally offer fixed fees in relation to criminal matters. An overview of our fees can be found here.  If you choose to proceed with us  you will be provided with a written fee estimate.  We work hard to maintain affordable fees without compromising on quality.  We can also offer payment plans to help you manage your expenses.   

Ready to Move Foward?

We offer all clients a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge. This allows us to give you advice about your legal position, propose an appropriate course of action for you and discuss our fees. 

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intervention orders

How We Can Help

Our lawyers regularly assist clients with intervention order matters in  Frankston Magistrates Court, Dandenong Magistrates Court, Ringwood Magistrates Court, Moorabbin Magistrates Court, Melbourne Magistrates Court and the County Court of Victoria. Our firm has a particular interest in family violence matters. We can assist you by providing general advice about your position, whether you are the Applicant or Respondent, discuss with you options for resolving the matter, negotiate with the other party and represent you at Court, including for contested hearings.  


How do I know that an intervention order is the right course of action?

If you have immediate concerns for your or your family's safety you should contact 000. We offer all new clients a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge. During this time we can discuss your concerns and provide you with information, referrals and advice as appropriate. 


I have made an application for an intervention order, now what?

Once you have an application on foot, the process will depend on a number of factors.  You should make an appointment with one of our lawyers to obtain advice specific to your circumstances. We can assist you with representation at Court and preparation of materials. 


Someone has applied for an intervention order against me, now what? 

It is important that you seek legal advice about your position as soon as possible. We can provide you with information about the courses of action available to you, give you legal advice about your position, provide representation at Court and assist preparation of materials. 


Are there different types of intervention orders? And can you help with all types?

Yes, there are two types of intervention orders in Victoria. These are Family Violence Intervention Orders and Personal Safety Intervention Orders. We regularly assist clients dealing with either type of intervention order. 


What are your fees?

In your free initial consultation we can discuss whether you may be eligible for a grant of Legal Aid.  If not, we generally offer fixed fees in relation to intervention order matters. An overview of our fees can be found here.  If you choose to go ahead with us you will be provided with a written fee estimate.  We work hard to keep our fees affordable without compromising on quality.  We can also offer payment plans to help you manage your expenses.


The Court has ordered that Legal Aid provide legal representation for my Contested Hearing, what does this mean? And can you help?

If you are a party to a Family Violence Intervention Order and do not have a private lawyer, the Court will order that Legal Aid assign you with legal representation for the purpose of cross examination at the Contested Hearing. The Contested Hearing is the final stage of the intervention order application, where evidence will be heard and challenged in Court, and the Magistrate will make a decision whether or not an intervention order is required, and if so, in what terms and conditions. You may be required to make a contribution to the cost of your legal representation directly to Legal Aid. We offer all clients  a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge. Make an appointment with us today to discuss avenues of funding available to you. 

Ready to Move Forward?

 We offer all clients a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge. This allows us to give you advice about your legal position, propose an appropriate course of action for you and discuss our fees.  

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family law

How We Can Help

Divorce and separation can be a particularly challenging and highly emotive time. Our lawyers can help you navigate the legal maze after family breakdown. We can give you advice about child arrangements and property division post separation. If you have separated from your partner and need assistance with property division or making living and care arrangements for your children contact us today. We can help you move forward. 


I am recently separated, what share of property am I entitled to?

It is important to understand that there are many factors that determine what a fair and equitable property division is. Everyone's circumstances are unique and will have different outcomes. In order to assess what is a fair and equitable property settlement, we need to consider your circumstances before, during and after separation extensively. 


I am recently separated and want regular access to my children, what can I do?

There are many ways that families enter into child arrangements. This can be done informally, by private agreement or mediated parenting plan. If these options are not working for you there are other avenues for you to secure time with your children. Our lawyers can negotiate with the other party on your behalf, assist you with drafting consent orders or file proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court on your behalf.


I am recently separated and my ex partner and I have reached an agreement about child arrangements and/or property division, can you make this into a court order?

Yes we can. If you have reached an agreement about child arrangements and/or property division our lawyers can draft this agreement into a consent order. As the name suggests, a consent order is an order of the court that is consented to by both parties. Consent orders empower both parties to reach a decision together without leaving the decision to a Judge.  We offer fixed fees in relation to drafting consent orders, where agreement has already been reached between the parties. See our fixed fees here. Please note that the Court must assess any consent orders proposed before making them. The Court must be satisfied that the agreement meets legislative guidelines.  Our fixed fees for consent orders do not include legal advice about the suitability of your agreement. Should you wish to obtain advice about your agreement prior to drafting it into consent orders this may incur an additional fee. 


My ex partner and I cannot agree on child arrangements and/or property division, what can I do?

If an agreement cannot be reached, you may wish to have our lawyers attempt to negotiate on your behalf. Should this also be unsuccessful, mediation may be your next step. If mediation does not resolve issues, then it may be necessary to file proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court. We offer fixed fees for drafting the relevant Application or Response to proceedings in the Court and also for representation at Court. See our fixed fees here

Ready to Move Forward?

  We offer all clients a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge. This allows us to give you advice about your legal position, propose an appropriate course of action for you and discuss our fees.