Carina Ford (B. Ec, LLB) established her own practice
in 2004, having previously worked as an Associate at Gadens Lawyers, Melbourne.
She is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), is currently the Chairperson of the Law Institute of
Victoria (LIV) Immigration Law Committee and is a member of the LIV Immigration Specialisation
She has been a registered migration agent since 1998 (MARN 9802862). She is a practicing
lawyer and an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist. She is currently the Chairperson of the Administrative Law and Human Rights Executive Committee of the LIV, and was the Chairperson of the Migration Committee of the LIV in 2009 and 2010.
She is also a Law Institute of Victoria Administrative Law Specialisation
Carina is also a registered New Zealand Migration Adviser.
Madeline Keating (BA LLB) completed her legal traineeship with Carina Ford Immigration
Lawyers after joining the firm in 2007. Madeline has experience across all areas
of skilled and business migration, and in particular has worked extensively in the
areas of skilled migration, family migration, student visa applications and student
visa cancellations. Madeline also advises clients and prepares submissions in relation
to appeals to the Migration Review Tribunal across all visa subclasses, and advises
on more complex visa issues. Madeline is registered migration agent (MARN: 1065912)
as well as being a practising lawyer, and is also a member of the Law Institute
LLB). Before joining Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers Dushan worked in a number
of roles across both the Commonwealth and State public sectors, including as a
Policy and Case Officer at the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review
Tribunal. Dushan advises across all areas visa subclasses, and has a particular
interest in skilled migration, protection visas and merits review applications.
Dushan is a registered migration agent (MARN: 1278842) as well as being a
Oznur Akbas (BLS, LLB, Grad Dip LP) has worked as a volunteer at the Broadmeadows
Legal Service as paralegal from August 2009 to June 2012. She has worked at CFIL as a paralegal since October 2010, and has been a member of our legal staff since 2012. She specialises in skilled and family applications. Oznur is a registered migration agent (MARN: 1278955) and practising lawyer.
Monck (Lawyer) (BA
LLB). After completing his law degree in 2009, Bryan worked for Consumer
Affairs Victoria providing advice to the community. In 2011 Bryan returned to
university, writing a thesis as part of an honours degree in International
Relations. Bryan has completed the Supervised Workplace Traineeship
with Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers and is eligible to practice as a
lawyer. During his time at Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers Bryan
has developed a keen interest in employer-sponsored and humanitarian visas.
Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers
28 Hall Street Newport VIC 3015
PO Box 2539
Footscray Vic 3011
tel: (+61 3) 9391 0677fax: (+61 3) 9391 0655