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Kyneton Magistrates’ Court
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Shane McClure

Kyneton Magistrates’ Court House

Image by FMSA Arhitecture via https://www.fmsa.com.au/projects/kyneton-court-redevelopment/ Are you looking for a lawyer to represent you in front of the Kyneton Magistrates’ Court?Shane McClure has over a decade of experience representing individuals in both criminal and civil matters as well as family and personal safety intervention orders. Shane regularly appears as a criminal lawyer at the

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Mediation
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Shane McClure

Mediation 2020: New Year, New Beginning

Mediation 2020: The New Year is a time for resolutions and for starting afresh. It is the time when family reunions have been held over Christmas and there is goodwill following exchanges of presents from loved ones. Most people are not yet back working the daily grind, so everyone seems a little more relaxed. However,

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intervention order
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Shane McClure

How does an intervention order work?

An intervention order is an order issued by the Magistrates’ Court to protect a person affected by physical, psychological or material harm, by imposing rules or conditions on how the respondent (alleged defendant) can act towards the applicant or other protected persons. The order can prevent the respondent from harassing, threatening, or intimidating the applicant,

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Growing up on AFL Grand Final day
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Shane McClure

Growing up on AFL Grand Final day

Recalling my past AFL Grand Final days I remember spending time with close family members and loved ones, as we cheered on someone else’s team. Whether it was enjoying it at home, or racing to someone else’s house shortly before the bounce and noticing the roads were empty, as everyone had already secured their seat.

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intervention order
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Shane McClure

How do you fight an intervention order

An Intervention Order is a court order that imposes restrictions on how you can act towards the protected person. An Intervention Order is civil in nature and does not result in a criminal record. They can however have family law ramifications and impact if and how you communicate with the other party, and can have

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Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution

A Section 60I certificate is issued in compliance with Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), as amended, and requires all persons who have a dispute about children to make a ‘genuine effort’ to resolve the dispute by family dispute resolution before they can file a case in court. This requirement is not

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Section 60i Certificates
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Shane McClure

Section 60i Certificates – What are they?

A Section 60i Certificates is issued by family dispute resolution practitioners pursuant to Chapter 21, Section 60I, of the Family Law Act, requiring all persons who are applying for a parenting order to first make a genuine effort to resolve their issue/s by family dispute resolution before going to court. There are five types of

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Court appearances
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Shane McClure

Court appearances-what to expect

Regardless of what side of a legal matter you are on, a court appearances can be a daunting experience for many people. What to expect can vary if you are the accused or the accuser, if your matter is criminal or civil and dependant on which court you appear in – such as Magistrates’, Supreme,

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Werribee Magistrates’ Court
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Shane McClure

Video mediation and what to expect

When entering into mediation to resolve a legal matter or dispute, video mediation is becoming popular as a way to ensure attendance. The Victorian courts and legal system understand and appreciate that applicants & respondents both have busy lives outside of their matter, and often the burden of distance can place additional, unrequired stress on

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