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Practice predicts performance

Our director Joel McComber has acted exclusively in complex migration law matters since 2017. In that time he has acted, often successfully, in a wide range of matters, including responding to Notices of Intention to Consider Cancellation under s 501(2) and s 116(1)(e), responding to Notices of Intention to Consider Refusal under s 501(1), requesting revocation of mandatory cancellations under s 501CA and offshore cancellations under s 129, applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and applications for judicial review to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. 

Joel’s skills as a solicitor-advocate appearing in applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, applications for judicial review, and appeals of migration-related decisions have been acknowledged by multiple members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and justices of the Federal Court of Australia, as well as counsel (including Senior Counsel) instructed to represent the Minister for Home Affairs.

You can find find a copy of Joel’s CV here.

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Straightforward, staged and fixed fee pricing

We know that our clients and their families don’t have endless cash to pay for lawyers, so we keep our costs down by taking advantage of developing technologies and novel approaches to the law. 

We have also partnered with QuickFee to enable our clients to pay our fees across four monthly, interest-free payments.

Revocation Request
under s 501CA or s 129
$ 5000 fixed fee
  • Payable in two stages over twelve weeks
  • Advice on prospects and evidence
  • Gathering evidence in support of your response
  • Lodging response with Department
Response to NOICC
issued under s 501(2) or s 116(1)
$ 2750 fixed fee
  • Payable in two stages over four weeks
  • Advice on prospects and evidence
  • Gathering evidence in support of your response
  • Lodging response with Department
Response to NOICR
issued under s 501(1)
$ 2750 fixed fee
  • Payable in two stages over four weeks
  • Advice on prospects and evidence
  • Gathering evidence in support of your response
  • Lodging response with Department
Application to AAT
for review of decision
$ 7000 fixed fee
  • Payable in three stages over twleve weeks
  • Advice on prospects and evidence
  • Applying for review and preparing submissions
  • Appearing at final hearing

Applying for judicial review? We can act on a no-win, no-fee basis in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court of Australia

If we think that you have reasonable prospects of success in an application to the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court of Australia, we will offer to act on your behalf on at least a partial no-win, no-fee basis. Contact us to arrange a free case assessment. 

Complex matters affecting New Zealand citizens

There are over 600,000 New Zealand citizens ordinarily residing in Australia at any one time. Most New Zealand citizens in Australia hold a Special Category (subclass 444) Visa (aka an SCV).

SCVs are an unusual visa for a few reasons. The application process is passive (many NZ citizens do not know that they’ve applied for, or been granted, a visa on their entry to Australia), it is a temporary visa even though it lasts indefinitely, and a new SCV is granted every time an NZ citizen enters Australia.

These unusual features can often lead to New Zealand citizens who have been ordinarily resident in Australia for decades facing difficult and complex migration issues in Australia. Our firm has experience acting for SCV holders, including in applications for judicial review and injunctive relief to the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.

Our Joel McComber has previous spoken with Maori TV and Radio NZ about the ways Australian migration laws specifically effect New Zealand citizens.

If you are in New Zealand, you can contact us on our local New Zealand number: (09) 884 4412