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Our specialist Family Violence Lawyers help victims of domestic and family violence with their legal and social needs.

The Duty Lawyer provides advice on the day to eligible clients at their court appearance. The solicitor may go with client into court or may simply provide the client with assistance outside of the court, for example, with the completion of forms.

Generally, the duty lawyers act as an assistant to the court rather than the client’s personal legal representative. Extended representation is generally provided where the client’s matter is extremely complex, or the client meets one of FCLC’s vulnerability criteria.

Our lawyers can:

  • provide legal advice regarding restraining orders
  • represent clients in Fremantle Magistrates Court to obtain restraining orders
  • assist clients in the restraining order applications.

Family Violence Lawyers

FCLC partners with organisations to provide a holistic approach to meeting the clients legal and social needs by:

  • providing legal advice regarding restraining orders and protective measures;
  • representing clients in Fremantle Magistrates Court to obtain restraining orders;
  • engaging with services on their behalf to implement a safety plan for the client and their children.
  • representing clients in Family Court WA to formalise arrangements with the other parent and mitigate any risks for the children and vulnerable client; and
  • interacting with all necessary support service and refuges to prevent the client from having to repeat their story to numerous organisations and constantly relive the trauma.

This service is through organisation referral only.

Duty Lawyer Service at Fremantle Magistrates Court

The Duty Lawyer provides advice on the day to eligible clients at their court appearance. The solicitor may go with client into court or may simply provide the client with assistance outside of the court, for example, with the completion of forms.

Generally, the duty lawyers act as an assistant to the court rather than the client’s personal legal representative. Extended representation is generally provided where the client’s matter is extremely complex, or the client meets one of FCLC’s vulnerability criteria.

Our lawyers can:

  • provide legal advice regarding restraining orders
  • represent clients in Fremantle Magistrates Court to obtain restraining orders
  • provide limited representation for clients in Fremantle Magistrates Court with procedural hearings in relation to restraining orders
  • assist clients in completing restraining order applications.

This is one off service and any ongoing legal assistance is based on assessment.

 

Due to strict funding requirements, each of our practice areas have their own catchment borders. The catchment for FAMILY LAW is below*.

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*This is not a precise boundary, please contact the office if you have further queries.

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There are exceptions to our eligibility criteria. If you are unsure if you would be eligible to access our service, please complete an online query 

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