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Work Visa Lawyers has been named as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards for Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Chris Johnston is recognised as a finalist in that Mentor of the Year category


We take a break from providing you with the latest immigration laws and visa news as we have some very exciting news about us.

We are very excited and incredibly humbled to have been selected as a finalist in the Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award category of the Australian Law Awards 2023 and that our founder and Principal Lawyer, Chris Johnston has been recognised as a finalist in the Mentor of the Year award.


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Boutique Law Firm of the Year

As a boutique law firm based in little old Adelaide, in South Australia and to be shortlisted as a finalist in 2 categories for a national award such as this is a remarkable achievement. The Australian Law Awards is highly regarded across Australia’s legal sector, so we are extremely proud of this recognition.

While it is tempting to think that we are punching above our weight, we remind ourselves that we are the biggest immigration law firm in South Australia. We do believe that specialising in immigration law allows us to provide specialist expertise to our clients to match national big firms while keeping our boutique small practice attitude and offer a personalised approach to our clients and their matters.

For us being named as a finalist is a recognition of our hard work and our commitment to providing ethical, professional and excellent service to our clients.


Mentor of the YearA lot of people know about Australian migration law or about Australian visas by watching Chris in our videos on YouTube and recently in TikTok or by accessing our websites for our articles. But in addition to Chris sharing his knowledge and experience through YouTube or our website, Chris is also sharing his knowledge and time and guiding law graduates and Registered Migration Agents as a mentor.

It is Chris’ belief that mentoring the new professionals is a way to contribute to the advancement of the profession.

Chris was able to establish and grow Work Visa Lawyers by having the invaluable guidance of his mentors and sees the importance of mentoring not just to help up and coming law professionals but also for him to grow and to learn from his peers and develop as a legal professional.

Chris was mentored by some great people including Lawyer Joanna Richardson and RMA Brian Jones.

We take this opportunity to thank all our clients, for their trust and for referring us on to their family, friends and contacts and for engaging with us through our various social media platforms.

Awards night will be on  11 August 2023 in Sydney and whether we win or not, we are celebrating nevertheless and giving ourselves a pat on the back.


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Wednesday, 19 June 2024

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