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
- Unfitness For Trial (Vic)
- 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 solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 40-year-old male at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 24 January 2020 in relation to charges of intentionally damaging his wife’s motor vehicle and using a carriage service to harass her.
The accused had damaged his wife’s car with scissors, causing damage in excess of $2,000, while she was inside the car with their 9-year-old son. Around the same time, the client had sent a number of significantly harassing and abusive text messages to his wife, all of which were unanswered and which ultimately caused her to fear for their safety.
As the client had come before the court previously, he was at significant risk of receiving an immediate term of imprisonment. He had previously been sentenced to imprisonment some years ago.
Ultimately, we were able to demonstrate to the Magistrate that the client had a significant degree of insight and remorse and had self-implemented therapeutic and support strategies.
Our representation resulted in the Court sentencing him to a fine of $1,500. The court has initially considered a Community Corrections Order and it took the persistent and highly-prepared arguments of Ms Kemper to convince the court to impose a lesser sentence.
The result was achieved by exploring plea material and the preparation of substantiated arguments of mitigating weight being put forward at plea hearing. 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 Court is made fully aware of all mitigating factors.
In December 2019, our solicitor Deike Kemper represented a 36-year-old male who was facing charges of low range speeding alongside a charge of refusing to accompany the police for the purpose of an evidentiary breath test.
The client's preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol above the prescribed limit. The accused had originally agreed to accompany the police after being told that failure to do so was a criminal offence punishable by a minimum mandatory licence loss of 24 months. However, upon realising that a licence loss could affect his ability to drive in Victoria as well as in South Australia, he refused to co-operate.
Following lengthy negotiations with prosecutions, Ms Kemper was able to convince them to withdraw the charge of refusing to accompany police and replace it with a lesser charge based on the reading of the preliminary breath test, which carried a mandatory licence loss of 14 months.
A plea of guilty was entered and Ms Kemper was able to persuade the court to impose the minimum licence loss and a no conviction undertaking for a period of three months with the sole condition that the accused did not commit any further offences during that period.
Given this was the accused’s third drink driving offence, this was an excellent result. It speaks to the importance of quality representation commencing as soon as possible upon charges being laid through to the plea hearing, and the value of ensuring that negotiations with prosecutions are as fruitful as possible.
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.