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Chris Johnston - Principal Lawyer and Migration Agent at Work Visa Lawyers

Chris Johnston: Principal Lawyer and Migration Agent

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Chris Johnston completed a Bachelor of Law with Honours at the University of New England (NSW) in 2005.

He worked in civil litigation in 2005 to 2006. He was part of a legal team in an important, successful precedent setting case in the Supreme Court Trevorrow v State of South Australia (no 5) [2007] SASC 285

Chris became a Registered Migration Agent in 2006 (RMAN #0640686).

Chris worked for two of the largest migration advice businesses in South Australia between 2006 and 2011. During this time he gained extensive experience in the areas of employer sponsored migration, business skills visas, religious workers, partner visas and reviews before the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT).

Chris is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). The MIA is the peak professional body for registered migration agents. As a member of the MIA, Chris stays abreast of all migration legislation and policy changes and other issues relevant to the migration advice profession.

Chris was elected by his peers to serve as SA State President for the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and a Director on the National Board of the MIA.

Practice areas include:

  • Employer Sponsored Migration - 457, RSMS and ENS.
  • GSM Skillselect visas including subclass Skilled Independent 189, Skilled Nominated 190 and Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional 489
  • Business Innovation and Investment including Significant Investor Visa
  • Family Migration including Partner applications
  • MRT and Judicial Review
  • Australian Citizenship

Learn more about Chris

Christina Lien - Registered Migration Agent / Lawyer

Christina Lien: Registered Migration Agent / Lawyer

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Christina Lien is a Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1794427). She joined Work Visa Lawyers in October 2017.

Christina holds a Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master in Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Migration Practice. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2012.

Prior to joining Work Visa Lawyers she spent two years as a Barristers Clerk working on complex common law matters in State and Federal jurisdictions. Following this she spent three years as an assistant to a State Member of Parliament.

Christina uses clear thinking and practical legal guidance to formulate successful submissions and utilises her significant court experience to put forward successful submissions to the

Department of Immigration and Border Protection on behalf of Work Visa Lawyer clients.

Christina understands the issues facing clients and works diligently to achieve their visa and immigration goals. She specialises in:

  • Family Migration
  • RSMS and Employer Sponsored Migration
  • Character Cancellation issues
  • Requests for Ministerial discretion
  • Judicial Review and Merits Review at AAT

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Alana Pedler - Consultant / Registered Migration Agent

Alana Pedler: Consultant / Registered Migration Agent

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Alana Pedler is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1466039). She joined Work Visa Lawyers in May 2018.

Alana holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Master in International Relations with a major in Human Rights and International Law. Alana completed a Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practice and obtained the status of Registered Migration Agent in 2014.

Alana has extensive experience with the following visa types:

  • General Skilled Migration visas
  • Employer Sponsored visas
  • Family Migration visas
  • Migration Skills Assessments
  • Student and Graduate visas
  • Protection visas

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Wendy Guan - Registered Migration Agent

Wendy Guan: Registered Migration Agent

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Wendy Guan is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1685761).

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of International Trade. Wendy completed a Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practice and obtained the status of Registered Migration Agent in 2016.

Wendy has experience with the following visa types:

  • Student and Graduate visas
  • Migration Skills Assessments
  • General Skilled Migration visas
  • Business visas
  • Visitor visas

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Luke Edwards - Legal Research Assistant

Luke Edwards: Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent

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Luke is a Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1806380).

Luke has completed a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in February 2018.

He has been a part of the Work Visa Lawyers team since October 2017.

During his studies of law, he has pursued an interest in migration through undertaking courses in Migration Law and Policy, as well as Refugee Law and Policy.

Luke has experience in dealing with:

  • Employer-sponsored visas, including the 482, 457, 187 and 186 visas
  • Partner visa applications
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal reviews
  • Character considerations including convictions
  • Australian citizenship
  • Business visas
  • Luke is a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Luke is also an active member of Payneham Toastmasters Club.
Karina Di Blasio - Office Administrator

Karina Di Blasio: Office Administrator

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Karina joined Work Visa Lawyers in September 2014. She has a Bachelor of Management from the University of South Australia, and has over 7 years experience in customer service and administration within the finance and legal industries.

Karina prides herself on her attention to detail and interpersonal skills. She provides valuable and efficient administrative support within our office and contributes to the smooth running of all aspects of the business.

Sumandeep Grewal - Administration Assistant

Sumandeep Grewal: Administration Assistant

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Sumandeep has been working with Work Visa Lawyers since 2011. She performs a range of clerical and administrative tasks in support of the Migration Agents and Lawyer.

Sumandeep’s excellence in customer relations and attention to detail are valuable skills contributing to our practice of Migration Law.

She has over 6 years of work experience in administrative work in Migration industry.

She has a Master degree in Arts from Panjab University, India and also an Advanced Diploma in Computer Applications from DOEACC, India.

Spoken Languages: English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Christine Tsitsinaris

Christine Tsitsinaris

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Christine joined Work Visa Lawyers in January 2018 and has since become a highly valued and reliable member of the team, providing administrative support to the Migration Agents and Lawyers.

Christine prides herself on her enthusiasm, friendliness and approachability. Having had 20 years experience as a legal assistance/receptionist, she understands the importance of providing valuable and excellent customer service.

Christine brings a welcoming and understanding nature to Work Visa Lawyers. Outside of Work Visa Lawyers Christine is a proud mother to two young daughters and often volunteers her time to schooling events.

Christine has studied at the Adelaide Legal & Commercial College receiving a Certificate in Legal Secretary & Office Procedures, Level II, and studied a Para-Legal Certificate IV at the Adelaide Institute of TAFE.

Languages: English and Greek (spoken)

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