Australian immigration law is complex. It covers thousands of pages of complicated decisions, judgments, statutes, regulations, gazettes and other statutory instruments. In our view, this complexity means that the skills of highly trained, experienced Australian migration and visa lawyers are required.
Some migration agents in Sydney have become registered after completing a one-week training course and have then proceeded to give advice that was fundamentally flawed, misinformed and harmful to their clients. Bad advice can have extremely serious consequences for clients, destroying their hopes and in the worst cases, ruining their lives.
A person might claim to be a migration expert in Australia yet not have any academic qualification such as a law degree. There are many agents who are not practicing lawyers.
By contrast, accredited specialist immigration lawyers in New South Wales are independently regulated by the legal profession. These Australian immigration lawyers are independently required to have demonstrated a high skill level and to maintain high professional standards in order to remain accredited.
It takes at least eight years of training and relevant experience to become accredited, and in many cases much longer. In New South Wales, only one lawyer in (approximately) 800 is an accredited specialist in immigration law.
In doing immigration work, there is a lot at stake: a lot to win and a lot to lose. It follows that skill is important and experience counts. When you hire us, you can be confident that you have skilled lawyers representing you and that by doing so you are strengthening your prospects of a successful outcome.
Brett Slater Solicitors in Sydney are regarded as being amongst the best immigration lawyers in Australia.
Making the decision to move to a new country is a huge one. With it comes a lot of research, planning and paperwork. It is often a time of uncertainty and high stress. The legal issues associated with immigration can also be perplexing and overwhelming. That’s why you need a migration expert who’s on your side every step of the way.
At Brett Slater Solicitors, we are not just migration experts. Choose us and you have access to a team of the best immigration lawyers in Sydney. We can assist with all matters surrounding immigration and visas, including having visa refusals reviewed and assisting with de facto or partner visas.
We are often asked what the difference is between a migration lawyer and a migration agent. In Australia, many Registered Migration Agents are lawyers and many are not. The choice of a representative is up to you, but bear in mind that immigration cases often have implications resulting from people’s rights and responsibilities in other areas of law, such as tax, family or matrimonial law. Agents who are not lawyers usually do not have training in or experience with these issues and, in some cases, may not be aware of the issues at all. A rounded immigration lawyer in Sydney, on the other hand, has knowledge of the general law in other areas and can use the law to your advantage.
If you think it may be in your best interests to have an immigration lawyer in Sydney who is highly experienced, who will review your situation in detail and who will provide accurate and up-to-date advice taking into consideration the most recent changes to immigration law, then please contact us. We are happy to have a preliminary discussion to see if assistance in your case is feasible.
Brett Slater Solicitors (part of the Harbourside Legal Services Group) is based in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. However, through our Strategic Referral Partner Program (‘SRPs’), we have SRPs in over 20 countries around the world. Our firm manages a range of services directly to individuals and corporate clients, as well as large fulfilment contracts for major corporations and other Immigration Specialists (Agents, Consultants, etc.).
We also have a specialist panel of preferred service professionals that provide services such as Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Marketing, Wealth Management, and Translation and Transcribing services. At Brett Slater Solicitors, we are experts in immigration and through the Harbourside Legal Services Group, we can provide a wide -range of legal and professional services to a broad spectrum of clients.