Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers is a firm of lawyers and registered migration agents based in Melbourne, Australia. Our lawyers hold current practicing certificates with the Supreme Court of Victoria and are registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA). They are experienced and passionate legal advocates.
Michael Clothier and Karyn Anderson are both Immigration Law specialists accredited with the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), which recognises their high level legal expertise in this important area of the law. They each have over twenty years of experience practising law exclusively in the areas of refugee and immigration law and are widely recognised as leaders in the field.
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.
We are therefore very excited to announce that Ms Sanmati Verma of our office has recently been accredited as an Immigration Law Specialist after passing a comprehensive and rigorous testing process. Congratulations to Sanmati on her most deserved success.
We also welcome another senior lawyer to our team, Catherine Farrell. She has around five years of experience practising in the areas of immigration and refugee law, and will be applying for accreditation as an Immigration Law specialist at the next LIV assessment process in mid-2018. Please see details of her experience and expertise in her biography.
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, all 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/