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
- Sentencing Purposes: Just Punishment
- Sentencing Purposes: Denunciation and Deterrence
- Community Protection and Sentencing (Vic)
- Rehabilitation and Sentencing (Vic)
- Assaults on Police and Emergency Workers
- Filing an Appeal in a Criminal Matter (Vic)
- Appealing Criminal Decisions of the County or Supreme Court
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 33-year-old male at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court in August 2019 in relation to nine charges relating to a number of family violence incidents which occurred in breach of a Family Violence Intervention Order.
The case involved a number of separate incidents spanning a 10 day period with escalating behaviour. Bail was refused by Police and a subsequent bail application was also refused.
At the hearing, the careful preparation of the matter and examination and cross-examination, let to the client being found guilty of only three of the nine charges, with the most serious charges being withdrawn and the factual circumstances supporting the finding of guilt being significantly less serious than those initially alleged.
Through the preparation of supporting materials and elaboration of mitigating circumstances, we were successful in securing a sentence that enabled the immediate release of the client. He was sentenced to a Community Corrections Order.
That result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter to maximise the ability to obtain as lenient a sentence as possible. This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who places the utmost weight on client’s instructions and works extremely hard to achieve the best results for her clients.
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 29-year-old male at the Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court in September 2019 in relation to charges of drug driving and driving whilst disqualified.
The client had struggled with the effects of an on and off drug dependency, which had left him with a number of prior offences in the previous 12 months, included four drive whilst disqualified charges and one drug driving charge only a few months earlier.
As a result, the male was facing a likely Community Corrections Order, which would have resulted in him having a criminal record. As a result of Ms Kemper's representation, the client was ultimately sentenced to a fine of $1,000 and the mandatory minimum licence loss, effectively receiving no additional licence loss for breaching his disqualification.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who will endeavour to explore every path even remotely available to obtain the best result for her clients.
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented an 18-year-old male at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court in October 2019 in relation to 10 charges including threats to kill, physical violence and property damage directed at his then-partner.
The case involved a number of separate incidents spanning a period of 9 months. The alleged conduct included pulling the complainant by her hair, throwing items at her, threatening to kill the complainant whilst choking her and punching the complainant.
Following negotiations with Police Prosecutions, Ms Kemper was able to have 5 of the 10 charges, including the threat to kill, withdrawn. A plea of guilty was entered to the remaining charges.
In delivering a plea in mitigation, Ms Kemper emphasised the client's youth and potential and obtained a without conviction Good Behaviour Bond with the sole condition that the client continue to receive counselling.
That result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter and focused negotiations with the other side to maximise the client's chances at as lenient a sentence as possible.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who places the utmost weight on client’s instructions and works extremely hard to achieve the best results for her clients.
Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 39-year-old male at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in September 2019 in relation to several charges ranging from unlawful assault to intentionally causing serious injury. The charges arose out of an incident where the client had been in an altercation with his neighbour. The neighbour suffered a broken arm requiring surgery and a lengthy period of time off work.
The charges ranged in severity with maximum terms of imprisonment ranging from 3 months to 20 years. Ms Kemper engaged in negotiations with Prosecution, which ultimately led to the withdrawal of all causing serious injury charges and also removed the element of “intention” from the charges, ultimately having been able to resolve the matter with a plea of guilty to a charge of Recklessly Cause Injury. In circumstances where the victim was out of work for several week as a result of the injury, required some ongoing physical therapy and surgery on his arm, the downgrading of the charge to an “injury” from a “serious injury” was an important and valuable success.
Our representation resulted in the court agreeing to hear the matter summarily but also sentencing our client without conviction to a short Community Corrections Order with comparatively small number of community work hours to be performed.
That result was achieved by the thorough exploration of plea material and preparation of arguments in mitigation after liaising and negotiating with Police Prosecutions for the withdrawal of 5 of the 6 charges.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who will spend significant time preparing your matter to its fullest extent, to ensure the Judge is made fully aware of all mitigating factors, to ensure a minimum term is imposed.
Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 23 year old male at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in December 2018 in relation to 71 charges relating to the possession of stolen goods, the use of stolen credit cards, the sale of stolen items and possession of drugs.
The client had struggled with the effects of an escalating drug addiction, which had left him with a number of prior offences over the last 12 months, some of which occurred whilst he was on bail. This meant that he was refused bail on the new charges.
As the client wanted to spend Christmas with his family, we promptly engaged with Prosecution in an attempt to resolve the large number of charges, until our client only faced a total of 39.
The client was released on a time served basis, after having served 79 days in custody. He was released on a Community Corrections Order.
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.