Michelle Petty Sampson
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Flinders University and a Masters of International Relations degree from Griffith University. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law at the Australian National University. Michelle first commenced working as a Registered Migration Agent in 2003.
Michelle initially provided advice on Student and Student Guardian visas in both Australia and Taiwan in her role as a recruiter for a number of Queensland schools, TAFEs and Universities.
In 2005, Michelle commenced a role as an RMA with an international business consultancy firm which specialised in providing services directly to the Japanese market. She gained invaluable experience in the areas of Investor visas, Partner visas and health waiver reviews before the (then) Migration Review Tribunal.
During the period 2004 to 2007 Michelle worked on a volunteer basis at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) in Brisbane where she gave advice in the areas of offshore Humanitarian visas, Child and Orphan Relative visas and Parent visas. Michelle went on to work at Nicol Robinson Halletts Lawyers from 2006 to 2007 (now Herbert Geer) providing advice and assistance in the areas of Investor visas for Chinese clients, character reviews before the Administrative Review Tribunal, various temporary work visas and family stream visas.
Michelle joined Work Visa Lawyers in Adelaide in 2012. Her practice areas there included temporary work visas, including within the mining, oil and gas sectors, Partner visas, including sponsorship limitation waiver matters and family violence matters, character cases, family visas including Parent, Child, Orphan Relative visas and sponsored Family stream Visitor visas, Entertainment visas, including obtaining union approval, Australian Citizenship applications, MRT and AAT reviews and requests for Ministerial intervention.