family violence

Family Violence Evidence

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders In criminal law proceedings, complex rules of evidence can be the cause of lengthy legal argument. In contrast, in contested Family Violence Intervention Order Applications, Section 65 of the Family Violence Protect Act (‘the...

Family Violence

Varying a Family Violence Intervention Order in the Magistrates’ Court

Written by Kate Da Costa, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers.Both a Protected Person and a Respondent can seek a variation of the conditions of an existing Family Violence Intervention Order. The need to vary a Family Violence Intervention Order might be...

Family Violence

Historical family violence prosecutions

Written by Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The last few years have seen a sharpening focus on family violence in our courts and judicial system more broadly. It has come to be seen as an area requiring specialised attention and expertise. This...