The legal team at Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers are qualified, practising lawyers with a wealth of
experience in the area of immigration law. We are also registered migration agents.
Australian Immigration laws are constantly changing and can be very confusing. In
addition to the Migration Act 1958 and its associated Regulations, there
are thousands of pages of policy guidelines and instructions, Court judgments and
Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal
decisions, all of which affect the way the law in Australia is interpreted and applied.
We have the qualifications and expertise to advise you about your best options for
migration to Australia.
In Australia, a person who charges for legal services must not only be suitably
qualified, but must also hold a current practising certificate. These certificates
are renewed each year, subject to the lawyer having current professional indemnity
insurance and meeting other requirements (for example, completion of a set amount
of continuing legal education and having undergone an independent audit of their
statutory trust account).
Carina Ford and Rick Gunn are both Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist immigration
lawyers, all of whom have a high level of experience and knowledge of immigration
law. All LIV specialists are listed on the LIV website. Follow this link to the
LIV website to learn more about the LIV specialization program and what benefits
it has for you as a client. http://www.liv.asn.au/directory/specialists/
Your confidentiality is assured when you are a client of Carina Ford Immigration
Lawyers. Every lawyer's clients are subject to "legal professional privilege",
which essentially means that communications between a lawyer and client are confidential
A further reason to use Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers is our extensive general
legal experience. Immigration matters can often have implications for rights and
responsibilities in other areas of law (for example tax law, family law, employment
law or criminal law). Non-lawyer agents are unlikely to be aware of many of these
associated issues. Even if we do not have the specific expertise to advise in these
areas, we have numerous legal contacts to whom we would be happy to refer you.
Remember that sometimes the best advice is not the advice you want to hear. We will
never advise you to proceed with an application that we know will be unsuccessful.
We will also independently assess your options.
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