By Lawyers are delighted to announce the release of our newest publication, Restraining orders in Western Australia.
Our new guide covers all types of restraining orders available under the Restraining Orders Act 1997 including:
- family violence restraining orders (FVRO);
- violence restraining orders (VRO) – when an act of abuse has been, or is feared will be, committed; or
- misconduct restraining orders (MRO) – when a person behaves in an intimidating or offensive manner, which may lead to a breach of the peace or damage to property.
With detailed commentary and precedents, the new publication provides everything a practitioner will need to represent either a respondent or a person seeking to be protected in proceedings for restraining orders in the Magistrate’s Court or Children’s Court.
The commentary sets out important factors which influence an application, including the presence of a family relationship and other important eligibility criteria, the service and duration of orders as well as the types of restraints that a magistrate may place on the person bound.
The commentary also provides valuable guidance on how to negotiate restraining orders at court, as well as other valuable strategies such as a conduct order on a without admissions basis and the use of undertakings. Appeals and costs orders are also covered.
The commentary also assists with advising a client that is bound by a restraining order on the offences and penalties which may apply.
Other issues discussed in the commentary include:
- interim orders;
- telephone applications;
- the role of police and welfare officers in making a restraining order applications;
- restraining orders in bail applications and family law proceedings;
- interstate applications and the National Domestic Violence Orders Scheme.
Key precedents include:
- The application forms as well as example content precedents to use for the application;
- Undertakings; and
- Instructions to oppose or consent to an order.
By Lawyers is always working to increase our content for subscribers. Our new guide for WA Restraining orders is available in the WA Criminal guide from a LEAP matter via the Guides & Precedents tab, or on the By Lawyers website.