At Brett Slater Solicitors we specialise in taking on the more difficult and challenging cases.
With over twenty years of experience in the field, and with Brett Slater being one of only a handful of accredited specialist immigration lawyers in Australia with this level of experience, we have proved that we can succeed where others have failed.
Below, we describe some of the examples of the many successful appeals which we have handled. Most of the immigration cases below have been published, and in those cases, we provide links to the full decisions.
Background Our client, together with his family, was selected for resettlement in Australia as a refugee. At the time our client was aged 13. Our client experienced adjustment problems in Australia. He soon left school and left his family to live on[...]
Background Our client, an Indian citizen, was discriminated against because he was a prominent Sikh. Police in India viewed our client as a prominent militant, and he was repeatedly tortured and detained on numerous occasions. Even when he was on [...]
Background Our client left his home country of India (leaving his family behind) due to religious persecution. After remarrying an Australian and gaining permanent residency, he divorced. He then wanted his first wife in India and their four [...]
Background In this case our client applied for a spouse visa after having been in a relationship with her partner for 17 months. For most of their relationship, however, the couple had lived separately and maintained separate households. The visa [...]
Background The applicant had held a sponsored 457 temporary business visa on which he had travelled extensively, including many trips to China, at the time that he applied for a Business Skills Residence visa. In his application he relied on owning [...]
Background The applicant travelled to Australia on a four-year visa. After working in Australia for approximately two years and prior to instructing us, the applicant and his large family applied to the Department for a permanent employer [...]
Background Our client entered Australia on a student visa and remained on various student visas for four years. While in Australia she met an Australian citizen with whom she started a lasting relationship. Although they were living in [...]
Background This is a case in which our client, her mother, two older brothers and grandfather were all nominated by our client’s father to come to Australia where he had established a successful business. They had all met the visa [...]
Background In this case our client has been included on his father’s visa application as a dependant child. As he was fifteen years old at the time the application was made this would not normally have been a problem. However, by the [...]
Background This client applied for a protection visa based on his fear of persecution in Sri Lanka. Our client had been caught between two warring sides in a civil war in Sri Lanka. As an ethnic Tamil he and his family had suffered a [...]
Background In this case our client originally came to Australia as a student but as a result of a delay on the part of Immigration, and falling ill, he was not able to complete his original course. He then applied for a further student visa [...]
In this case our client originally came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam. He had been an officer in the South Vietnamese army. After the fall of Saigon he had been put into a concentration camp, from which he eventually escaped. He [...]
Background Our client had originally come to Australia on a visitor’s visa with an entry permit for only one month. He came to visit his uncle who had been permanently injured in an industrial accident and who suffered from a number of [...]
In this case our client had come to Australia originally on a six month visitors visa. He faced persecution in his home country if he were to return. Unfortunately for our client he was not aware of the immigration applications [...]
Background This was a case in which our client had previously received poor advice from a migration agent. As a result of this poor advice our client had applied for a temporary spouse visa in the belief that she would be eligible for temporary [...]