Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers is a firm of specialist lawyers based in Melbourne, Australia. Our lawyers hold current practicing certificates with the Supreme Court of Victoria and some continue to be registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA). They are experienced and passionate legal advocates.
Karyn Anderson, Sanmati Verma, Catherine Farrell and Tegan Weir are all Immigration Law specialists accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), which recognises their high level legal expertise in this important area of the law. Karyn has over twenty five years of experience practising law exclusively in the areas of refugee and immigration law and is widely recognised as a leader in the field. Sanmati and Catherine each have over ten years of experience practising solely in the areas of immigration and refugee law and are frequent contributors to CPD and academic writing in this vital field. Tegan has recently become an accredited Immigration law specialist following a rigorous testing process.
As the LIV states, only the best lawyers in their field of expertise become Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists. Accredited specialists must have at least five years' full-time practice experience and at least three years' experience in their area of specialisation. LIV accredited specialists must maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation and apply for reaccreditation every three years.
For more information on the benefits of engaging the services of accredited specialist practitioners, please see: https://www.liv.asn.au/PDF/For-the-Community/Legal-Fact-Sheets/1326_COR_FactSheet_FindYourLawyer_AS_d1
Finally, some of our lawyers are also registered migration agents and must comply with the Code of Conduct of the Office of Australian Migration Agents' Registration Authority (OMARA). A link to information about the Agents' Code of Conduct can be found here: https://www.mara.gov.au/using-an-agent/working-with-your-agent/what-to-expect-from-your-agent/