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Sally Hunt | Solicitor Director

 

Sally is an accredited specialist immigration lawyer with over 15 years professional experience in private, corporate and government roles. She was previously a Member of the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals, appointed for a 5 year term.

 

Sally has in-depth expertise in business and employer-related migration issues. For more than 10 years Sally practiced as an immigration lawyer, migration agent and researcher in both boutique and corporate firms in Sydney. Throughout her immigration career, including as a tribunal member, she has specialised in business-related matters.  Sally’s experience in advising and assessing businesses against migration law requirements, has led to a thorough and practical understanding of how businesses work, and a strategic approach to achieving immigration-related goals, both shorter and longer term.

 

Sally also has particular expertise in complex cases. Over her term as a Member of the Tribunals, she conducted reviews into a wide range of adverse migration decisions, including visa cancellations and all types of visa, sponsorship and nomination refusals. She has a thorough understanding of the many issues which arise, including difficulties with application criteria, health and character problems, fraud and identity issues, sponsorship and re-entry bars, and issues arising from cancellations and unlawfulness.    

 

Sally has a broad and in-depth understanding of all aspects of Australian migration law and can assist you to navigate its complexities and avoid its obstacles. If problems do arise, she has technical and practical skills to assist you to achieve the best possible outcomes in the most efficient way.

 

Areas of Expertise:

 

  • Temporary and permanent sponsorship of employees and compliance with sponsorship requirements

  • Individuals and businesses wishing to establish operations in Australia

  • Advice and assistance with all visa classes, particularly employer-sponsored, business skills, and investor visas

  • Complex cases, including visa and sponsorship cancellations, health, character and fraud issues, tribunal reviews, and judicial reviews

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor of Laws - University of NSW (Dean’s list)

Bachelor of Arts - University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - College of Law

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0209854)

Accredited Specialist - Immigration Law

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Rowena Irish | Solicitor Director

 

As an immigration lawyer with over fifteen years’ experience at the highest levels of immigration law and in a top tier law firm in banking and finance law, Rowena is well placed to meet all your immigration needs.  Rowena was previously a Member at the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals where she dealt with the most complex of immigration cases. As a Tribunal Member Rowena saw the pitfalls of visa applications completed poorly and applicants advised badly. It is this experience that has marked her drive to ensure that her clients receive the highest quality representation. 

 

Prior to her time on the Tribunals Rowena was Principal Solicitor and Director at the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre where she managed a team of immigration lawyers and conducted her own casework across a broad range of immigration matters.  In this role she advised thousands of applicants on their immigration options and rights. 

 

Rowena is passionate about providing personalised advice and the best quality assistance to ensure her clients achieve the migration outcome they desire.  An immigration lawyer with an impeccable professional reputation, Rowena is known as a dedicated and diligent advocate for her clients.

 

Rowena is a recognised expert in immigration law, having presented seminars and information sessions across a broad range of immigration and citizenship topics.  She is an MIA Accredited Educator, was named in the AFR's Best Lawyers list 2019 and has written extensively on Australian immigration and citizenship law, including as the co-author of the 8th edition of The Immigration Kit, the seminal immigration law textbook published by Federation Press.

 

Areas of Expertise:


    Family & Other Personal Migration
    Business & Skilled Migration (Temporary & Permanent)
    Complex health & character cases
    Appeals & Review
    Refugee & Humanitarian
    

Qualifications/Accreditations:

 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - College of Law

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0426346)

MIA Accredited Educator

MARN 0426346          ACN 611 548 282

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