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Australian Immigration Lawyers

  • Proactive migration support for individuals and businesses
  • Experienced at successfully appealing at court and tribunals
  • Offer migration services in 10 languages
  • Dedicated migration support for HR & recruitment teams
  • Free 10 minute consultation for all new clients
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We work with multinationals and ASX listed companies through to small businesses and start-ups to provide commercially-minded migration advice.


We work with individuals and families to ensure the best visa option is identified and a complete application or appeal is lodged.


We are experts in tribunal and court appeals, assisting you to put the best visa appeal case forward.


We are experts in responding to visa cancellation notices (NOICC) and having cancelled visas reinstated.

About us

WLW Migration Lawyers is an Australian specialist immigration law firm. Our team of experienced lawyers are committed to providing professional and ethical migration advice and assistance to our clients.

WLW Migration Lawyers was founded by Jessica Williamson, Simon Leske and James Wardlaw in 2015. The founders were motivated to start a law firm that leverages technology to provide high-quality, user-friendly services.

The firm also sought to challenge the typical “law firm” profile by offering employees a flexible and collaborative work environment that offers the team good work/life balance.

WLW Migration Lawyers is an award-winning specialist immigration law firm with a team of skillful and compassionate lawyers and support staff.

WLW Migration Lawyers is also committed to giving back to the community and has assisted hundreds of humanitarian clients on a reduced fee model and offers legal education to its community partners.

WLW Migration Lawyers was founded with a vision to bring the best of the corporate world and the best from the not-for-profit world together under one roof.

One aspect of this vision was the development of the Bridge Project, WLW’s own not-for-profit arm. The Bridge Project aims to ‘bridge the gap’ between community legal services, which are under strain, and full-fee legal services.


WLW Migration Lawyers
Based on 408 reviews
Mohamed Mohamed
I highly recommend WLW Lawyers especially Tony Tran as the first choice for any visa arrangement and application. Based on my real experience with Tony, he is very professional and expert, He is dedicated and he will answer any of your doubts. Tony has helped making my visa journey at ease and... confidently achieve positive outcome at the AAT eventually.Tony has guided me through the whole visa process, lodged convincing claims and prepared me for the interview stage.Once again, i really thank Tony Tran and the whole WLW team who have helped me to achieve my dream to stay permanently in Australia!RegardsMohamedread more
Rihane Issa
I Highly Recommended WLW Migration.I would like to thank Simon, James and Hayley for helping my siblings get there PR.WLW Migration is the best team and very understanding team, 10yrs ago James and Simon help me to get my PR and now my 2 brother and sister got there Visa because off WLW Migration... lawyers, they communicate with my broken English respectfully and they were able to understand my case. I am forever grateful for there help.God bless the whole team, I wish you guys more more
Highly Recommend WLW Lawyers. They have helped me to get my PR and assist me through whole process. Special thanks to Tony for achieving my Visa.
Many thanks to Nubil and James. They worked so hard, we are very grateful for the amazing outcome!! recently we were able to revoke the cancellation visa under s501within just 8 months of the cancellation!, , our family reunited again! We highly recommend WLW migration for any visa application ,... particularly cancellation of visa under s501- character ground!read more
WLW Migration Lawyers provided exceptional support for my migration needs securing a De facto Visa for my Partner and later a Child Visa for my daughter.They are proficient in handling complex migration cases and their knowledge and support during a stressful process speaks volumes about their... more
Zavar ali Juma
One of the best lawyers.Specially Tony and Simon I want thank both of them for the great work. I was a client of them for my wife's visa application they worked very well and made a great outcome, good thing is they communicate we their clients.It was a pleasure working with them.If you are... looking for immigraton lawyers look no further wlw migration lawyers are the more
K Turan
WLW Migration Lawyers helped me to get my Permanent Residency in Australia. I am tremendously grateful to Jessica and Jess. Both have great amount of knowledge regarding visa process. Extremely thankful to this organisation and like to refer to my family and... friends.😊😊😊😊😊read more
Willis Young
Tony and his team are exceptional in their works. We can’t think of anyone who could of handle our case better with such attention to details. We can’t thank them enough for helping getting our visa granted and makes our lives so much easier with their help. Thank you, Tony.
Ava Wan
Nubil was wonderfully professional and helped me feel informed and secure at all stages of the process! Applying for a permanent residency is stressful enough - having a trusted expert I could rely on throughout was invaluable to me 🙂
Rubi Nguyen
Exceptional service, expert guidance, and a seamless immigration process. Five stars for professionalism and success!
We approached WLW Immigration with a rather complex partner visa case. It’s worth noting that we had consultations with many other law firms and migration agents, and some of them expressed doubts about achieving a positive outcome given the complexity of our situation.Our experience took a... remarkable turn when we were introduced to Rabiah, former senior attorney at WLW Immigration, who took the lead on our case. Rabiah's dedication, expertise, and profound understanding of immigration law were truly exceptional. She guided us through every step of the process, offering genuine advice, and most importantly, she was refreshingly straightforward and honest about every aspect of our case. This left us feeling reassured throughout the process.While Rabiah's efforts were outstanding, we’d also like to acknowledge the entire WLW Immigration team. Their collective approach and strategic handling of our case played a pivotal role in achieving the remarkable result of securing our visa in just 2 months, without any RFI.We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team at WLW Immigration for providing such an incredible service. Without a doubt, we wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of immigration assistance. They are the best in the business, and we couldn't be happier with the more
WLW Migration Lawyers have been extremely helpful in assisting with visa applications. They are timely, meticulous and have maintained consistent communication throughout the process. I highly recommend their services to anyone that needs it.Update (21/09/2023):I cannot recommend WLW enough. The... entire process of the my visa application has been smooth, thorough and stress-free. If you need amazing migration lawyers, consult them!read more
Dennis Violet
WLW Migration Lawyers are the best.I want to specifically thank Simon and Hayley for all the help and advices given relating to my visa application. They are very skilled, professional and helpful lawyers. It’s an amazing experience working with them from the start to the end. Words cannot... describe how much this visa means to me and I could have been in different situations and locations if it’s not with their help. It’s been a pleasure working with them and will keep working in the future more
Lyam Ramloll
Very quick at responding to my questions and concerns. Nisha made sure to submit my application before a very tight deadline- even though it meant working well beyond working hours.
Kylie Staddon
I couldn't recommend this company more highly. They are efficient, reasonably priced, effective, and most of all kind. I have worked with many immigration lawyers for my business, and nobody compares to James and his team. They actually care about the people they are trying to assist - it is so... refreshing. Thank you!read more
Han Syu
Great and professional service. I had a case that needs to be submitted urgently, and WLW (Vanessa) offered great help on the submission. Would definitely recommend!
Vamsi Donavalli
Highly RecommendedI recently got my PR after fighting for it over 6+years with AAT.This happened only because of WLW group.They are Knowledgeable, Committed, Attentive to minimal details, Skilled and had empathy towards clients.A big applause to James and Heather for their efforts and... assistance, God bless you both and I wish you good luck for your future endeavours.( Google should have more than 5⭐️ to describe this firm ).read more
Tanya Nikova
I have been using the services of WLW lawyers for 3 years now.Great experience,they are all very supportive.Nisha,Sara and Jessica are great to work with.I have recently received my 4th visa thanks to them.Highly recommend.
Catrin John
Fantastic experience with the WLW team - responsive, thorough and supportive. Both James and Sara were amazing to work with and am very grateful for having been able to secure my 482 visa through them. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a highly professional, expert and organised service.
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Jessica Williamson, Partner

is selected for inclusion in the 14th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia for work in Immigration Law

Simon Leske, Partner

is selected for inclusion in the 14th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia for work in Immigration Law

James Wardlaw, Partner

is selected for inclusion in the 15th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia for work in Immigration Law

WLW Migration Lawyers

is a finalist for the Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year award as part of the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards


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