Parole lawyers to support you

Our team handles a variety of parole cases, including:

  • Submissions in support of parole release
  • Submissions in respect pf parole suspensions
  • Preliminary refusal decisions
  • Litigation or judicial review concerning adverse parole decisions

It is important to understand that parole is not a privilege or an entitlement – prisoners are not entitled to be released once they reach their parole eligibility date. Parole decisions are handled by the Parole Board Queensland.

The Parole Board consider many matters in assessing whether a prisoner is suitable for release. Ultimately, their highest priority is the safety of the community. They will also consider:

  • The prisoner’s criminal history and pattern of offending
  • Whether there are any circumstances likely to increase the risk the prisoner presents to the community
  • Whether the conviction was a serious violent or sexual offence
  • The recommendation of the sentencing court including any comments by the Judge during the sentencing hearing
  • Any medical, psychological or psychiatric risk assessment reports relating to the prisoner
  • The prisoner’s behaviour in prison
  • Whether the prisoner will have access to any support services in the community
  • Whether they have suitable accommodation upon release
  • The prisoner’s progress and compliance in relation to any rehabilitation and intervention programs in prison

To maximise chances of success in obtaining release at the earliest possible date, you need a lawyer who can help you understand the parole system and support you through the process. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who can assist your loved one with their parole application. Call us now on 1300 557 884 to have a confidential discussion.

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I paid you for your knowledge, experience and professional competence. But in addition I got your kindness, compassion and respect. Much appreciated. It helped me a lot. Thanks.

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Great law firm. Technically brilliant, and focused on achieving the outcome that the client wants... and achieving it as quickly as possible.

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Michael O’Brien is simply the best guy you can have alongside. The team at Fisher Dore is absolutely outstanding!

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Fisher Dore are Brisbane’s best law firm. Honest, genuine and (most importantly) competent lawyers who will help you achieve justice. I give them 10/10.

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Friendly and professional. Highly recommend the team. Approachable and non-judgemental with a passion and extensive knowledge of what they do.

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This firm was so easy to talk to, compassionate, reliable and 100% hardworking. Thanks so much.

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We can't express how grateful we are for all your kindness, support and generosity during this difficult time. With sincere thanks.

Thank you Fisher Dore for all you have done to release the burden we have been living with...well done.

Just want to say thank you for all your help and effort you have put in. You go above and beyond. I appreciate everything you and your team have done for me in helping better my life!

Thanks again…for going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful I can now get on the right track and move forward with my life.

Thank-you for all the hard work you have put into my case and your continued support throughout the last few months. I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for fighting for me and for doing such a great job. Please pass on my gratitude to the team.

Sean Gibbs provided an amazing service at an affordable rate. My matter was a very complex criminal proceeding lasting 16 months. I could not be any happier with the results. I strongly recommend Sean Gibbs from Fisher Dore to anyone facing criminal charges.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for this and how much weight you have taken off of my shoulders.

After talking to Fisher Dore Lawyers, I felt like an enormous weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work . I truly appreciate everything you have done. I owe my freedom to you. Thank you!

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Thank you for your compassion, dedication and hard work throughout this difficult time. This has been life changing for me and I can't imagine how I would have got through this without your support, professionalism and expertise. I'm so grateful for your efforts and the great work you did on my behalf. Thanks again for going above and beyond, and doing everything you could to win my case.

I just wanted to put into writing, just how profoundly grateful I am for the sound advice & skilful representation you provided. The outcome you secured for me was better than I could have dared to wish for. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your handling of my case. I am very pleased with the outcome as well as your professionalism in communication and encouragement in my difficult time. Once again, thank you very much.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us and in particular, the compassion and empathy you showed throughout this entire process. We will never forget the sterling job you did for us from the moment we first engaged with you. It is a credit to you and the team at Fisher Dore to have reached such a positive outcome in such unusual circumstances and one to be commended. I cannot express just how important your legal assistance and guidance has been. Without it, I fear the outcome wouldn’t have been as favourable as it was and for this, I am forever in your debt.

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Fisher Dore achieved a positive outcome and advised us at every step what was happening and how we should behave or what to do to achieve this outcome. Our criminal lawyer was fantastic and we would recommend both him and Fisher Dore to anyone who needed help. Thanks so very much.

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I found Michael Finch to be both very personable and professional in every aspect of his work. I felt confident my matter was in the safest of hands, and Michael was pro-active in sorting the matter. Michael has my highest recommendations.

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Thank you to the wonderful and professional team at Fisher Dore Lawyers. The experience you brought to the table was nothing but excellent, achieving an amazing result.

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They changed my life. Without this firm and their amazing team, I don't know where I'd be!

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When you want the best this is the number you call. They do it right the first time. Thanks Nick.

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We had a very positive experience with Sam and would highly recommend her services. She was extremely helpful and personable throughout the process. We felt supported and confident we were in the best possible hands at all times.

Rachel - Google Review

Sam conducted herself extremely professionally, she was exceptional in guiding my case in the right direction, achieved a fantastic result (absolutely discharged) and remained extremely approachable throughout the entire process, addressing all my concerns. I would most certainly recommend Sam.

We could never thank you enough for today. We appreciate all the work and time you spent on the case, you are such an incredible person who really cares and we appreciate you so much. Again thank you so much and you’ll always be remembered by us for years to come.

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing outcome; it was so much better than we could have hoped for. Having a highly skilled professional such as yourself was so beneficial, thank you again.

A special thanks goes out to Sean for his tireless efforts, support and empathy. Sean was truly exceptional and we will never be able to thank him enough. If ever we do need any further assistance you can guarantee that we will be looking you up again!

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Professional but caring! Very informative and assisted in navigating me calmly through a very stressful situation. Very experienced. Highly recommend.

We are extremely grateful to the entire legal team for its professional approach and dedication to our situation. We are all looking forward to a much brighter future.

5 Stars

Since I first had a meeting with Michael he has been very, very professional and listened to what I had to say. Michael’s advice all the way was on the money. For me, the cost didn’t mean anything it was about how we win. I would recommend Michael and Fisher Dore to anyone who needs a great lawyer and firm. Thank you Michael and staff. Thank you to the Barristers Michael recommended. Thank you.

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Michael is a fighter, and a winner, to say the least. Truly amazing, words cannot express my gratitude. I had a complex situation, he was able to find a way through the puzzle.

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I would like to thank you for handling my matter so professionally and with class. I'm very grateful for the outcome. I see it as a WIN and have since been very positive. So again thank you for your support and due diligence throughout the process.

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Thank you very much for your hard work for me over the past year. You have used your skilful legal knowledge and conducted in-depth work investigation and research. And finally my innocence was proven. Due to the language barrier, it was very important to me to find a lawyer who understands the Chinese language. Jiabei Qi was the right choice. Thank you for your fairness, impartiality and helping me receive justice. [Translated from Mandarin]

Tony Yang - Google Review
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A few years ago I went to Fisher Dore in need of some representation, I was lucky enough to get Tom Gardiner! Tom was able to secure great results for me on a number charges on a number of different occasions. I would highly recommend Tom Gardiner & Fisher Dore.

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Very friendly and professional. Perfect solution for your legal difficulties.

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More on parole

There are two types of parole orders in Queensland:

Court-ordered
A court-ordered parole order sets a fixed date for release to parole, which is determined by the court at the time of sentence.

Board-ordered
A board-ordered parole order applies to prisoners sentenced to imprisonment with a parole eligibility date (which is distinct from a set release date). It is the Parole Board Queensland that determines when the prisoner is released to parole once the eligibility date is reached.

The type of offence and the length of imprisonment term are the main factors which determine whether a prisoner is entitled to a sentence with a set release date or just recommended eligibility for parole.

For more details on the parole application process, see our article: Applying for parole – how the process works.

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I paid you for your knowledge, experience and professional competence. But in addition I got your kindness, compassion and respect. Much appreciated. It helped me a lot. Thanks.

Geoff

Fisher Dore Lawyers have to be the best criminal lawyers in Queensland.

Michael

Great law firm. Technically brilliant, and focused on achieving the outcome that the client wants... and achieving it as quickly as possible.

Josh - Facebook Review

Michael O’Brien is simply the best guy you can have alongside. The team at Fisher Dore is absolutely outstanding!

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Excellent representation - solid advice - great outcome.

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Highly recommended. Real people. Respectful.

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I’ve prosecuted against Nick Dore and I’m a fan of his work. If I ever needed a Defence solicitor in my corner, I’d choose him... what can I say, the man is brilliant.

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Fisher Dore are Brisbane’s best law firm. Honest, genuine and (most importantly) competent lawyers who will help you achieve justice. I give them 10/10.

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Long term professional association. Established credibility and integrity. A pleasure to be involved in multidisciplinary team work in benefitting clients.

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The only law firm I trust!

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Friendly and professional. Highly recommend the team. Approachable and non-judgemental with a passion and extensive knowledge of what they do.

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This firm was so easy to talk to, compassionate, reliable and 100% hardworking. Thanks so much.

Mich - Google Review

We can't express how grateful we are for all your kindness, support and generosity during this difficult time. With sincere thanks.

Thank you Fisher Dore for all you have done to release the burden we have been living with...well done.

Just want to say thank you for all your help and effort you have put in. You go above and beyond. I appreciate everything you and your team have done for me in helping better my life!

Thanks again…for going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful I can now get on the right track and move forward with my life.

Thank-you for all the hard work you have put into my case and your continued support throughout the last few months. I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for fighting for me and for doing such a great job. Please pass on my gratitude to the team.

Sean Gibbs provided an amazing service at an affordable rate. My matter was a very complex criminal proceeding lasting 16 months. I could not be any happier with the results. I strongly recommend Sean Gibbs from Fisher Dore to anyone facing criminal charges.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for this and how much weight you have taken off of my shoulders.

After talking to Fisher Dore Lawyers, I felt like an enormous weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work . I truly appreciate everything you have done. I owe my freedom to you. Thank you!

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11/10 These guys go beyond measures to make sure you know the ins and outs of everything. Couldn't thank or recommend enough.

Kyle - Facebook Review

Thank you for your compassion, dedication and hard work throughout this difficult time. This has been life changing for me and I can't imagine how I would have got through this without your support, professionalism and expertise. I'm so grateful for your efforts and the great work you did on my behalf. Thanks again for going above and beyond, and doing everything you could to win my case.

I just wanted to put into writing, just how profoundly grateful I am for the sound advice & skilful representation you provided. The outcome you secured for me was better than I could have dared to wish for. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your handling of my case. I am very pleased with the outcome as well as your professionalism in communication and encouragement in my difficult time. Once again, thank you very much.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us and in particular, the compassion and empathy you showed throughout this entire process. We will never forget the sterling job you did for us from the moment we first engaged with you. It is a credit to you and the team at Fisher Dore to have reached such a positive outcome in such unusual circumstances and one to be commended. I cannot express just how important your legal assistance and guidance has been. Without it, I fear the outcome wouldn’t have been as favourable as it was and for this, I am forever in your debt.

5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Strongly recommend if you would like the best chance at freedom.

Alex - Google Review
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Excellent! I would highly recommend Sam, she was amazing.

Emma - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Fisher Dore achieved a positive outcome and advised us at every step what was happening and how we should behave or what to do to achieve this outcome. Our criminal lawyer was fantastic and we would recommend both him and Fisher Dore to anyone who needed help. Thanks so very much.

Jo - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Exceptional service and justice was served. Thank you!

Martin - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

I found Michael Finch to be both very personable and professional in every aspect of his work. I felt confident my matter was in the safest of hands, and Michael was pro-active in sorting the matter. Michael has my highest recommendations.

Michael - Google Review
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Thank you to the wonderful and professional team at Fisher Dore Lawyers. The experience you brought to the table was nothing but excellent, achieving an amazing result.

Andrew - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

They changed my life. Without this firm and their amazing team, I don't know where I'd be!

Dwayne - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

When you want the best this is the number you call. They do it right the first time. Thanks Nick.

Dale - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

We had a very positive experience with Sam and would highly recommend her services. She was extremely helpful and personable throughout the process. We felt supported and confident we were in the best possible hands at all times.

Rachel - Google Review

Sam conducted herself extremely professionally, she was exceptional in guiding my case in the right direction, achieved a fantastic result (absolutely discharged) and remained extremely approachable throughout the entire process, addressing all my concerns. I would most certainly recommend Sam.

We could never thank you enough for today. We appreciate all the work and time you spent on the case, you are such an incredible person who really cares and we appreciate you so much. Again thank you so much and you’ll always be remembered by us for years to come.

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing outcome; it was so much better than we could have hoped for. Having a highly skilled professional such as yourself was so beneficial, thank you again.

A special thanks goes out to Sean for his tireless efforts, support and empathy. Sean was truly exceptional and we will never be able to thank him enough. If ever we do need any further assistance you can guarantee that we will be looking you up again!

5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Professional but caring! Very informative and assisted in navigating me calmly through a very stressful situation. Very experienced. Highly recommend.

We are extremely grateful to the entire legal team for its professional approach and dedication to our situation. We are all looking forward to a much brighter future.

5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Since I first had a meeting with Michael he has been very, very professional and listened to what I had to say. Michael’s advice all the way was on the money. For me, the cost didn’t mean anything it was about how we win. I would recommend Michael and Fisher Dore to anyone who needs a great lawyer and firm. Thank you Michael and staff. Thank you to the Barristers Michael recommended. Thank you.

George Z
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Michael is a fighter, and a winner, to say the least. Truly amazing, words cannot express my gratitude. I had a complex situation, he was able to find a way through the puzzle.

James - Google Review

I would like to thank you for handling my matter so professionally and with class. I'm very grateful for the outcome. I see it as a WIN and have since been very positive. So again thank you for your support and due diligence throughout the process.

5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Thank you very much for your hard work for me over the past year. You have used your skilful legal knowledge and conducted in-depth work investigation and research. And finally my innocence was proven. Due to the language barrier, it was very important to me to find a lawyer who understands the Chinese language. Jiabei Qi was the right choice. Thank you for your fairness, impartiality and helping me receive justice. [Translated from Mandarin]

Tony Yang - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

A few years ago I went to Fisher Dore in need of some representation, I was lucky enough to get Tom Gardiner! Tom was able to secure great results for me on a number charges on a number of different occasions. I would highly recommend Tom Gardiner & Fisher Dore.

5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Very friendly and professional. Perfect solution for your legal difficulties.

Syed - Google Review
5 star icon - Fisher Dore Lawyers

Mark - Google Review
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