Elly has worked exclusively in the area of immigration law since her admission to practice in 2005. She has over 10 years’ Australian immigration industry experience and over five years of experience in immigration law in New Zealand. She is extremely responsive, very easy to deal with and passionate about her work.
Known for her dedication and results driven approach, Elly has successfully assisted clients from all over the world to secure different types of visas.
Elly is passionate about untangling the complexities of immigration law for her clients while strategically guiding them to achieve their goals. Elly believes that listening to – and understanding – clients is the most important foundation upon which good immigration advice is built and is the key to helping clients to make either Australia or New Zealand their home.
Elly has extensive experience in providing full, end-to-end assistance with residence applications under the Skilled Migrant, Residence from Work and Family categories. She is highly experienced in dealing with the often complex immigration policy requirements for these visa categories.
She also specialises in Employer Accreditation applications, Ministerial Intervention requests, preparation of responses to Potentially Prejudicial Letters, character and medical waivers, as well as deportation liability proceedings for residents and non-residents.
Another core area of practice for Elly is representing clients in their appeals to the Immigration & Protection Tribunal. Elly’s in depth knowledge of the Tribunal’s processes and procedures means that she can give her clients timely, practical and direct advice, particularly on their prospects of success.
She has been involved in a number of significant appeals against deportation liability in respect of clients who were unlawfully in New Zealand as well as concerning residence class visa holders.
Further Elly advises licensed immigration advisers facing disciplinary action or those in need of reviews of their written service agreements, procedures or processes to ensure compliance with the LIA Code of Conduct.
Elly has assisted individuals in relation to the full range of Australian visas, including skilled migration, employer sponsored migration, family migration, distinguished talent, resident return, visitor and business skills visas as well as Australian citizenship matters.
She has advised corporations and individuals on complex technical issues regarding immigration visa eligibility as well as compliance obligations.
Elly has a particular interest and background in administrative law and merits review, allowing her to give pragmatic advice on matters such as challenging visa refusal decisions before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.