Violence Restraining Orders Hearings

The Restraining Orders Act permits affected persons direct access to the Magistrates Court to seek protection from their alleged antagonists. There are two sides to these civil but quasi-criminal disputes.

Members of chambers are frequently instructed to bring to bear their experience, analytical and advocacy skills to represent both applicants and respondents and resist or ensure the imposition of a violence restraining order. Skilful, considered and empathetic representation at these hearings impacts significantly on application outcomes and can consequently be life-changing.

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