Lisa is an associate, qualified as an Australian solicitor in The Legal 500 ranked immigration department for human rights, appeals and overstay. She advises on a range of immigration issues for individuals including litigious matters. Her passion is complex immigration applications involving human rights issues.
Lisa specialises in advising EEA nationals on a range of issues involving their status in the UK following the decision to exit the European Union. She has presented on this topic to a local prominent University and prioritises keeping up to date in this area with the constantly changing landscape.
Lisa advises on a full range of immigration issues including asylum applications and appeals, discretionary applications on human rights grounds, injunctions, judicial and administrative review, all points based system applications, British nationality, indefinite leave to remain, dependency based applications and family member applications.
Lisa has prior experience in a variety of fields such as residential property, estate administration and litigation, estate planning and court of protection matters. She also volunteered and provided pro-bono legal advice to clients in matters involving employment disputes, residential and tenancy disputes, and immigration concerns.
Prior to working as a solicitor, Lisa was an associate to his Honour Judge Durward SC in the District Court. During this time, Lisa was exposed to a wide variety of matters in the civil, criminal, planning and environment and children’s court jurisdictions.
- Successful in appealing a refused asylum application to the immigration and asylum first-tier tribunal which resulted in the client been granted refugee status.
- Successful in reaching a favourable consent order with the Government Legal Department regarding another client’s right to file an in-country application after successfully obtaining an urgent injunction to stop her removal.
- Obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and Law at the University of Queensland
- Completed her practical legal training at the Australian National University
- Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in December of 2013
- Currently undertaking the conversion course to become qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales