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Accredited Specialist Australian Immigration Lawyer
As of 24 February 2022 Michael Jones is no longer the Principal Solicitor or a Director of Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers. He will continue to provide immigration services to individual clients and on referral from other professionals including Registered Migration Agents, particularly in the field of merits review in the Migration and Refugee Division and the General Division (character and citizenship) of the AAT, and judicial review in all Federal Courts.
As an Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, Michael Jones is a qualified immigration attorney assisting individuals and other professionals with all aspects of the law governing migration to Australia, Australian citizenship, work visas for people looking for jobs in Australia, appeals, deportation and visa cancellation. Specialist Accreditation is awarded by the Law Society of New South Wales (click on the image on the left). Specialists must have at least five years full-time practice, at least three years speciality work, and must pass rigorous exams in communication, problem solving, client service and the law.
Anyone who is not an Australian citizen must have a visa to travel to Australia or enter the country. By choosing an accredited specialist you can be sure that your representative has in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the laws and procedures governing migration to Australia, Australian visas and visa requirements, permanent and temporary residence, citizenship, cancellations, deportations and appeals processes. You are also protected by the compulsory professional indemnity insurance required of all qualified legal practitioners in Australia.
Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration – the document Australia wouldn't sign