Deike holds a Juris Doctor (Master of Laws 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 and the High Court of Australia.
Deike has also become a Registered Migration Agent, following her passion for Immigration Law and assisting clients in making Australia their home. Her personal history, having migrated to Australia herself some years ago as a young adult, gives her a unique insight into the workings of Immigration Law as well as an understanding of clients’ emotions and desires.
Aside from Immigration Law, Deike has a great passion and significant experience in family and criminal law, as well as regularly assisting clients with matters relating to outstanding infringements. She has assisted several clients with a wide range of criminal charges, ranging from driving offences, assaults, thefts to child pornography and sex offences involving children. She is a keen, dedicated and hard-working lawyer who strives to achieve the best results possible for her clients. Deike is an exceptional professional, who has achieved many excellent results for her clients, as is evident from testimonials. She began her career at GTC Lawyers as a Solicitor and has demonstrated her tireless commitment to achieving great results for her clients ever since.
When she is not working, Deike enjoys cooking, baking and painting as well as walking her dog.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
- Registered Migration Agent
Success Stories and Publications
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a male who attended our office after having purchased a truck from a reputable business, with a Roadworthy Certificate indicating no faults. Upon taking the truck to be registered at VicRoads, the registration was declined as the vehicle was not roadworthy.
Through lengthy negotiations with the insurance company, Ms Kemper achieved a settlement of $56,000 which covered repairs required as well as loss of income incurred.
This results shows that when negotiating civil claims, it is of value to have legal representation, to ensure the losses and damages are adequately represented and raised.
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 41-year-old female at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 16 August 2018 in relation to an unlawful assault charge.
The case involved a road rage incident, where both parties were charged with similar offences of unlawful assault and property damage. Our client worked in Aged Care and would have lost her employment, were she to be found guilty of the offence.
Despite several attempts to have the charge withdrawn, Prosecution refused. Ultimately, we were able to negotiate the Prosecution’s recommendation of the matter for Diversion. Diversion is generally only granted to first-time offenders. Our client had a number of prior offences on her record, though these were dated.
Ms Kemper's representation resulted in the court granting our client Diversion, with no conditions. That result was achieved by ensuring that the Magistrate was provided with significant information regarding our client’s current circumstances, to distinguish the current offence from the client's prior offending.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who will endeavour to explore every path remotely available to obtain the best results for her clients.
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 76-year-old male at the Melbourne County Court on 11 October 2018 in relation to two charges of sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl.
The case initially involved six charges of a similar nature, including the sexual assault and sexual penetration of a six-year-old girl. Ultimately, through negotiations, the matter was resolved by way of a plea of guilty to two charges of sexual assault only, with the more serious charge of sexual penetration being withdrawn.
The maximum penalties for these offences are significant, each attracting a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years. Ultimately, our client was sentenced to an effective minimum term of 10 months, of which he had already served 3 months at the time of sentencing.
Our representation resulted in the court applying significant weight to the Doran discount, which was applied because our client had made substantial admissions to the Police, which supported the evidence and charges against him. The Judge was initially reluctant to give any weight to this. However, through thorough preparation and research, Ms Kemper was able to convince the Judge that a discount is applicable in the circumstances.
The result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter and research into applicable and recent case law.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who places the utmost weight on clients' instructions and works extremely hard to achieve the best results for her clients.
Solicitor and Migration Agent Deike Kemper represented a 21-year-old male in his matter with the Department of Home Affairs.
A further student visa application had been made as our client’s studies were taking longer than anticipated. However, during an interview with the Department, disclosures were made, which caused the Department to query our client’s honesty and good character.
It was at this stage that Ms Kemper was engaged to liaise with the Department to ensure it was aware of all the circumstances and understood all of the disclosures our client had made. Ultimately, Ms Kemper was able to satisfy the Department, through written submissions, that our client was not of bad character and his student visa was granted.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor and Migration Agent to assist in any visa application.
Solicitor and Migration Agent Deike Kemper represented a 32-year-old female in her matter with the Department of Home Affairs.
The case involved a relationship breakdown between our client and her partner, who was sponsoring her for permanent residency by way of a Partner Visa application. The Partner Visa had not yet been approved when the parties separated and the sponsor advised the Department of the separation.
Separating from your sponsor usually means the cancellation of any Bridging Visa and requires the applicant to leave Australia. However, because the separation occurred largely due to family violence being perpetrated by the sponsor against our client, we made a special application to the Department to allow her to remain in the country. We also assisted our client in successfully obtaining an Intervention Order from the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court against her ex-partner.
After we made detailed and lengthy submissions to the Department of Home Affairs, our client was ultimately granted permanent residency.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Deike Kemper being engaged from the early stages to ensure that all necessary steps are taken promptly and with due care.