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Team

Jessica Williamson

Partner

“Jessica was extremely responsive, helpful and professional in my dealings with them. Their knowledge is second to none, and I highly recommend them to any business or individual looking at the visa process. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Jessica is a co-founder of WLW Migration Lawyers and has been working in immigration law since 2010. Jessica is experienced in corporate immigration, having worked with small start-ups, through to large multi-national corporations. She loves the daily challenge of breaking down complex migration concepts for clients in a way that is easy to understand and is commercially minded. Jessica also has extensive experience in family and refugee matters including appeals in the tribunal and courts.

Jessica has worked and studied around the world, including in China, Sweden, Poland and Ghana. She was previously the Principal Solicitor and Program Manager of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Human Rights Law Program. She is regularly invited to present at migration and refugee law conferences and has participated in several Senate Inquiries into proposed migration law amendments in Australia. In 2020 Jessica was recognised as ‘Migration Partner of the Year’ in the Partner of Year Awards run by Lawyers Weekly.

Jessica loves cycling the streets of Melbourne and enjoying all the new restaurants the city has to offer. She also enjoys spending time at local parks and markets on the weekend with her family.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of International Relations from La Trobe University
  • Australian practicing certificate
  • Member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Member of Australian Women Lawyers
  • Member of Victorian Women Lawyers

Latest Resources

COVID visa critical sectors expanded

From Friday 14 May the criteria for the ‘COVID visa’ (subclass 408) has been expanded so that tourism and hospitality are now considered ‘critical sectors’.

Subclass 188 Victorian government nominations closing soon

Are you considering apply for a Business Innovation visa, an Investor visa or a Significant Investor visa (subclass 188) in Victoria? It is important to know that Victorian nominations for the subclass 188 visa will be closing soon.

Concessions for Family Stream visa applicants affected by COVID-19

The Australian government has announced plans to grant certain family visa applications despite applicants being unable to travel offshore as normally required.