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Office Number: (03) 9077 4834 | After Hours Number: 0434 701 484
Office Number: (03) 9077 4834
After Hours Number: 0434 701 484
Emma Turnbull Lawyers
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Intervention and Personal Safety Orders

Melbourne’s leading intervention order lawyer

Our specialist intervention order lawyers are here to help you throughout the entire process to ensure the best possible outcome for your matter.

Our lawyers can offer services and expertise to both Respondents and Applicants in intervention order proceedings. Get in touch with our team to find out more about how we can help you.

What are intervention orders?

Intervention Orders are a civil order, ultimately between the Court and the Respondent. That is the Court Orders in an Intervention Order behaviours that the Respondent is prohibited from engaging in.

Emma Turnbull Lawyers offer advice and representation to both Applicants and Respondents in Intervention Order Applications.

Intervention Order applications are heard before the Magistrates’ Court. Appeals against the making of Orders are heard in the County Court.

The firm has a large practice in this area and are established as the lawyers of choice due to our firm position negotiation skills and robust advocacy. Our lawyers are strong negotiators and forceful advocates. They will protect your legal rights and interests as if they were their own.

Intervention Order proceedings are often used as a tool for strategic advantage in other legal proceedings. This includes police prosecutions, Family Court proceedings or Immigration hearings. We are very much aware of the negative impact Intervention Orders can have on other unrelated litigation.

There are two types of intervention orders:

While an Intervention Order is a civil court order, breach of an IVO is a criminal offence. You can be charged by the police which may lead to a finding of guilt and a criminal record. It is essential to argue against the making of an Intervention Order to avoid this becoming an issue if at all possible.

How our intervention order lawyers can help you

Emma Turnbull Lawyers have a high-level expertise and vast experience in intervention orders proceedings, meaning we are well prepared to provide the best quality service. Our holistic approach to every case enables us to take on board the diverse, unique perspectives of each of our lawyers, no matter the issue at hand.

Our firm position negotiation skills and robust advocacy ensure our client’s voices are heard throughout the entire duration of the proceedings. We’ll make sure you are aware of your rights throughout all legal proceedings to assist in understanding the process, so you are never left in the dark. Our practice is based on mutual trust and respect. We’re here to support and defend you, not judge you.

Find an intervention order lawyer today!

Contact our team today to learn more about intervention orders or to get help – engaging experienced, knowledgeable lawyers is the key to success and peace of mind.

You can read Senior Associate Joseph Adamo’s Guide on defending an intervention order application here.

If you have been charged with breaching an intervention order, you should call our office today to seek advice from one of our lawyers by telephoning (03) 9077 4834 or emailing

What do I do now?

To ensure the best chance of a successful defence, it is important to get in contact with an expert criminal lawyer as soon as possible. At Emma Turnbull Lawyers, we have experienced criminal defence lawyers who can assist you in defending this charge.

Contact our office today to speak to an accredited criminal law specialist, on (03) 9077 4834 or at