Deike holds a Juris Doctor (law degree) from Monash University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria. Deike is also admitted as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia.
Deike is experienced in civil, immigration, family and criminal law, and regularly assists clients with matters of civic compliance. Her passion is in criminal and family law.
In her spare time, Deike enjoys cooking and baking as well as walking her dogs.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 23-year-old male at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 27 October 2017 in relation to an application for an Intervention Order, that had been sought against him by the Police and DHHS acting on behalf of his 16-year-old sister.
The Intervention Order was an unnecessary degree of protection that was sought purely on the basis of unproven allegations. Whilst our client sought no ongoing contact with his sister, he sought to pursue a profession that required him to hold a firearms licence. However, in Victoria, if a Final Intervention Order is put in place, the Respondent is unable to obtain such a licence for a period of 5 years after its expiration. As such it was our client’s future not necessarily present needs that were paramount in this matter.
Our representation resulted in the Police and DHHS agreeing to an Undertaking from our client to refrain from any contact with his sister and the concurrent withdrawing of the application of an Intervention Order.
Undertakings are a great way to resolve Intervention Order applications, however, are not enforceable by the Police or the Court. As such in Intervention Order applications pursued by the Police, these are nearly never considered or granted.
The unusual result in this matter, involving very serious allegations of sexual assault of a minor, was achieved by the proper and factual presentation of the law and our client’s circumstances in its respect. Furthermore, the friendly yet firm interaction with the Police and Victorian government department of DHHS led to the finding of mutual consensus.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Deike Kemper who will ensure that negotiations with Police and other opposing government departments are conducted on a legal and equal playing field, whilst ensuring that focus always comes back to our client’s needs and circumstances.
Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 56-year-old male at the Federal Circuit Court on 17 August 2017 in relation to a property settlement disputed between him and his former wife that had been ongoing since February 2017.
The case involved a marriage that had broken apart across states, involving a substantial amount of matrimonial assets. There had been ongoing negotiations between the parties, however, without success. As such our client came to us with the hope of settling the matter at Conciliation Conference, in order to forgo the expensive and emotionally draining experience of the trial.
Our representation resulted in the parties effectively negotiating on the day and agreeing to Final Consent Orders.
That result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter and detailed analysis of relevant contributions that had been made throughout the marriage. Furthermore, it was achieved through the proper perception of and response to the other side’s arguments and views. This resulted in a friendly and effective negotiation rather than a hostile environment, wherein both parties feel like they are loosing.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Deike Kemper who will ensure and fight for client’s getting an outcome that does not only satisfy them in the moment but more importantly is in the best interest of their future needs.
Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 48-year-old male at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 25 October 2017 in relation to a charge of driving whilst suspended.
The case involved a person who only 2 years ago had received a suspended sentence for the same charge. Accordingly, he was at a real risk of progressing up the sentencing scale and faced the possibility of a maximum imprisonment term of 2 years.
However, this case also involved a person whose personal circumstances, involving the breakup of his family and busy work schedule, had caused him to fail to attend to his mail properly. As a consequence, he failed to nominate an infringement within the proper timeframe and failed to be aware of, as a consequence thereof, suspended licence.
Our representation resulted in the Court fining our client a sum of $250.00.
That result was achieved by the proper preparation and presentation of the matter and its special and unique circumstances. From the beginning, the Magistrate indicated clearly that our client was facing a jail term. However, following Ms Kemper’s submissions and the provision of supporting materials, we were able to convince the Magistrate that extenuating circumstances called for a lesser sentence for our client.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Deike Kemper who will ensure that the most positive aspects of your matter a brought before the Court in a way that can be relied upon in the making a judgment.
Deike Kemper recently represented a male client at the Frankston Magistrates Court in relation to a number of unpaid infringements. Through her understanding and well-prepared representation, her client’s infringement debts were discharged by order of the court.
Our client accumulated a debt of $120,000.00 over a number of years, which consisted of some minor speeding infringements, but mostly Eastlink and Citylink Infringements for failure to pay tolls. Our client suffered from a number of formally diagnosed mental illnesses, had a failed business, was financially struggling, had moved back in with his parents after a divorce, and was caring for a young son who was also suffering from a developmental illness.
The maximum penalty for his unpaid infringements was imprisonment for over two years, one day for approximately every $155.00 owed. As his lawyer, Ms Kemper looked beyond the unpaid infringements and saw that a strong case could be made to have the debts waived.
The Court Has the Power to Discharge the Debt
The court has the power to use its discretion to reduce the outstanding amount by up to two-thirds, create a payment plan, and even discharge the debt in full. The court exercising its power is generally dependent on the circumstances around why the individual failed to pay their infringements. Compelling circumstances such as mental illness and other surrounding situations help the court in this regard.
Ms Kemper’s representation in highlighting our client’s compelling and compassionate circumstances resulted in a win for a client who had already lost so much. The court discharged our client’s debt in full, leaving our client to get on with his life without the burden of such a large sum to owe.
The successful result was achieved by Ms Kemper’s diligence in obtaining clear and detailed information about our client’s personal circumstances and substantial documentation as evidence. This was then submitted in an appropriate and persuasive format to the Magistrate.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of an experienced solicitor like Deike Kemper who will ensure that the Magistrate can sympathise with her client’s personal predicaments. Such lawyers assist the court to see beyond the alleged unlawful behaviour which had brought them before the court, resulting in favourable outcomes.