harrington family lawyers
Friday, 18th of August, 2017

Domestic violence

 IN AN EMERGENCY:

  • CALL 000
  • CALL THE QUEENSLAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE (24 HOURS) 1800 811 811


If you are concerned about your and your children's safety, there are three things you need to do:

  1. Work out if you are safe. It is necessary to undertake a risk assessment. A good way of doing this is to go to our risk assessment brochure, print it, go through it with a pen, then review how you have answered it.
  2. If you have worked out that you are not safe, then undertake a safety plan. A good way of doing this is to go to our safety plan, print it, and review it.
  3. If necessary, consider applying for a protection order.

We take domestic violence seriously. All of us, and our children, deserve to be safe. We have represented clients in domestic violence cases throughout south-east Queensland, including in courts at:

  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Caboolture
  • Redcliffe
  • Pine Rivers
  • Sandgate
  • Holland Park
  • Richlands
  • Ipswich
  • Dalby
  • Wynnum
  • Cleveland
  • Beenleigh
  • Southport


Our partner, Stephen Page has acted in thousands of cases involving domestic violence. He has spoken at conferences in Australia and the United States about domestic violence.

Stephen was from 2010 to 2013  Deputy Chair of Australia’s CEO Challenge. Australia’s CEO Challenge is a unique charity that sponsors partnerships between businesses and domestic violence shelters. For more, click here: http://ceochallengeaustralia.org/ 

Stephen is a White Ribbon Ambassador. As an ambassador, Stephen has pledged to never commit, excuse or be silent about violence against women.In 2011 he was a finalist in the White Ribbon Ambassador of the Year.

For more, click here: http://whiteribbondayqueensland.com.au/ambassadors/current-ambassadors

Stephen was a member of a court based domestic violence assistance program from 1999 to 2013. He has previously chaired the committee of a women’s refuge, co-founded a domestic violence service, and served on the Board of Relationships Australia Queensland.

Stephen has been a guest lecturer about domestic violence at Griffith University and at Arizona State University. He has represented the Queensland Law Society on domestic violence issues, including when the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Rules 2014 were being drafted.