An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a Court order, put in place by Police initially, that aims to protect a person from another person that causes them to fear for their safety. These can be issued in favour of not only family members or members of your household, but others as well.

An AVO can seek to protect a person from:

  • violence or threats of violence
  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • harassment
  • property damage or threatened damage


There are many types of orders that can be put in place. Sometimes, these can include not contacting someone unless the contact is through a lawyer, and in extreme cases, having to stay away from your own home.

We get that sometimes AVOs are not based on truth, and can be sought for other reasons, such as leverage in family law disputes. We also understand the often urgent need to recover property and get on with your life while protecting yourself. There is sometimes also a need to seek an AVO privately when the Police are unwilling or unable to do it for you.

No matter what the degree, we are addicted to not only winning or achieving the best plea deal possible (depending on the case and your instructions), but doing it in the quickest, cheapest, and most impressive way possible. Each and every one of our clients can expect that from us in every matter we undertake.

We are a law firm located on the border of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the CBD and have a notable 95% success rate. With over 20 years combined experience and over 1,000 cases, we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to achieve the result you want. It is our practicality, honesty, transparency, genuineness, determination, devotion and tenacity that sets us apart in choosing who to protect your interests when dealing with your assault charge.

Our team has worked on complex trials for AVO cases, matters pushing the creation of new precedents, and even matters in the High Court, and we have the knowledge, skills and that experience allows us to approach charges of all types with ease and transparency, to alleviate anxiety and achieve the desired result.

We have close, excellent relationships with some of the best criminal barristers for AVO cases in Sydney, ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel, and we are known to and respected by judicial officers, our peers, prosecutors, Police, and other officials.  We leverage these relationships to leave no stone unturned and ensure you have the best prospects for a plea deal or a defended trial when facing an AVO case, whichever way you decide to proceed following our honest advice.

We handle every case with efficiency, offer flexible meeting times and open communication, and remain discrete at all times.

If you or someone you know is facing an AVO case, contact our team today for a free initial consultation, and take the first step to securing the legal advice and assistance you deserve.

We speak your language, have an ability to identify and advance even the most invisible defence strategies quickly and skilfully. We take a strategical & practical approach, and our clients are always pleased with how quickly we cut through the red tape and get the job done.

We have transparent and reasonable fees, and new clients are regularly surprised with how up front and honest we are (and a standard 10% early-payment discount also helps).

Our communication is also regular, and we operate on full disclosure, so our clients are kept updated at every step of the way and across all the details of their matter or case.

Our staff are approachable, dedicated, and happy, and always available for a chat (or a pet, in the case of our dog), so feel free to get in touch for an initial consultation free of charge.

Have us in your corner. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the outcomes you deserve