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Registered Australian Migration Agent

The visa process gets harder every year, and you need someone who can help you to be objective if you want to secure your Australian visa.

If you are serious about securing your visa here, then you need an experienced migration lawyer – for more information on why, click these links:

What is the difference between a migration lawyer and a migration agent?
Registered migration agents who are also lawyers are a rare breed!

At The Migration Place, each Australian Migration Agent is also a Solicitor, which means:

  • We can represent you in review processes if your visa application is refused or your current visa is cancelled
  • Anything that you tell us is protected by legal professional privilege (so we cannot reveal that to anyone) – a Migration Agent must disclose all information to the DIBP if requested
  • Our applications are designed to ensure that they succeed, and if not, then any Appeal process is successful

We are a division of Irish Bentley Lawyers which means we offer the full range of legal services and support in all legal areas – family law, property law, tax law, property law etcetera.

We are price competitive and The Migration Place will ensure your matter is handled by an experienced registered Migration Lawyer, at no extra cost.

Our prices are fixed, we explain all charges involved in your particular visa application, and we aim to ensure you understand every aspect of your file.

Registered Migration Agent Zeke Bentley

Zeke Bentley – Principal Lawyer of The Migration Place & Registered Migration Agent

(LLB, B.Com, MIA, MARN 0213707)

After working in a Singaporean law firm in 1994, Zeke became a solicitor in 1996, and took over Irish Bentley Lawyers in 2000. He has focused on immigration law matters since 2002. He is a member of the QLS, the MIA, Migration Alliance and a Registered Migration Agent with MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority). He has run matters in all courts including constitutional cases in the High Court of Australia.

Zeke’s passion for migration law stems from his own personal experience of applying for a visa for his Norwegian wife. Zeke has a well-developed appreciation of the migration process from every perspective. Zeke handles a full range of immigration law matters including visa applications, visa cancellation and compliance matters, and reviews to the migration review tribunal.

As Principal of Irish Bentley Lawyers, he has then helped those clients set up their businesses, and new lives. Many of Zeke’s clients have been referred by other law firms and Australian Migration Agents who have complex visa issues to overcome.

He has helped Clients to migrate to Australia and set up their business including distinguished international directors, Hollywood film stars, CEOs of international banks and respected and successful businessmen. For example, Zeke works closely with TomCar Australia who are successfully manufacturing cars in Australia. UK Local Councils have also engaged Zeke to helping English orphans relocate to Australia through the adoption process.

Australia’s migration system changes frequently and can be complex and confusing. Zeke will provide you with clear and practical advice, he will honestly apprise your case, outline the various migration options that may be available, and advise you about the best course of action to take.

See Zeke’s tips for a successful visa application here.

Registered Migration Agent Corina Chen

Corina Chen – Senior Associate and Registered Migration Agent

(LLB, GDLP, MARN 1281043)

Corina is a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent of The Migration Place, admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Corina brings to The Migration Place a passionate background in immigration law and humanitarian law, gained in her years of working with migrant and refugee communities as a second generation migration agent.

Corina is experienced in dealing with complex immigration matters and making submissions to the DIBP in seeking various waivers and exemptions, as well as assisting clients in difficult positions in finding novel visa solutions.

Corina has an exceptional record in assisting clients secure residency in Australia, and she is experienced across a full range of visa types with particular focus on working with large scale companies and clients seeking work and skilled visas.

In addition to possessing an efficient and meticulous attitude towards her work, Corina’s legal abilities and experience have complemented the ability of The Migration Place to provide quality migration advice and professional services.

Corina is committed to providing you with the best professional service to identify the right visa solution, and assist you in the most effective way to secure your residency in Australia with maximum prospects of success.

Registered Migration Agent Gabriella Leibowitz

Gabriella Leibowitz – Associate and Registered Migration Agent

(LLB Hons, GDLP, MARN 1574207)

Gabriella graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. She completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2015 and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Gabriella has been working in migration law since 2012 as she finds the area both interesting and rewarding. After finishing her degree, Gabriella moved overseas and experienced the life of a migrant first-hand, travelling and working in America.

As a first generation Australian, Gabriella understands how fortunate she is to be living in this country and hopes to help others who wish for a better future for themselves and their families.

Awards Won

  • Finance Monthly – Law Awards 2017: Migration Law Firm of the Year – Australia
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016: Migration Lawyer of the Year
  • AI M&A Award 2015: Most Innovative Migration Firm Australia

Contact The Migration Place

For all matters concerning Australian visa applications, contact the team at The Migration Place today. Registered Australian Migration Agents.