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Why you should use an Immigration Lawyer

Applying for a visa can be a daunting and anxiety-provoking task. Applying for some visas can be relatively straight forward, such as a holiday visa, however other visa applications can be very complicated and require an in-depth knowledge of the specific country’s laws and visa processes.

Obtaining professional immigration advice


It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die.

If you don’t have a Will your assets will be divided according to how the law dictates in the

Avoiding conveyancing traps – special conditions - Victory Law

Conveyancing is the process involving the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another.

The conveyancing process is designed to ensure that the buyer obtains good and marketable title to the property together with all the rights that run with the property and is notified of any restrictions or rights in

AAT on removal of Perth as regional postcode

In March 2017 the newly elected WA state government removed Perth as a regional area for migration applications. There was some controversy on the state government’s power to do this. Nevertheless, on 17 November 2017 legislative instrument IMMI 17/059 removed the Perth 6006 postcode from the list of regional postcodes.

Migration, Migration

Dy Dinesh Weerakkody LLB (Migration Lawyer)

There is a legislative framework for Australian Citizenship (see further below)

It all started with an announcement from the Malcolm Turnbull’s Government and misleading information on the “home affairs” website. The HA website allegedly portrayed not yet law as law! The Government lost, and

Partner and parent visa applications new laws

From 1 July 2018:

Schedule 1—Lodgement of partner and parent visa applications

The Minister will specify in a legislative instrument:

a) the approved form required; and

b) the place and manner in which the visa application is made

For more information about partner and parent visas, please read our articles:

Medical power of attorney new scheme commences

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will set out the new arrangements for the appointment of a medical treatment decision maker and the option of an advance care directive (binding instructions or preferences and values in relation to medical treatment) as well as the jurisdiction of VCAT –

Blog, Powers of Attorney & Statutory declarations in Victoria
S173 Agreement Victory Law

Caveat emptor is a Latin term that means “let the buyer beware. This is a maxim (principle) which means that the purchaser of goods must take care to ensure that they are free from defects of quality, fitness, or title. Not all legal rights and obligations of the parties

Off-The-Plan Purchasers Beware – Registration of Plan of Subdivision

There are a number of Acts and other legal authorities that govern the subdivision of property and off-the-plan property sales in Victoria e.g. Subdivision Act and the Sale of Land Act 1962. The Transfer of Land Act (TLA) is also relevant but only to the extent that once a plan of subdivision is registered, the titles to

Age limit for visas lowered from 1 July 2017

The relevant legislative instrument is yet to be released.

The Department of Immigration has confirmed that the age limit for Subclasses 190 and 489 will be lowered to 45 years of age on 1 July 2017. The upper age limit for General Skilled Migration (subclasses 189, 190 and 489) will