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Simon Leske

Partner

“Simon played an integral role in shaping our lives. The way he put in the commitment and has always been one call away, goes to say that this firm extends beyond its capacity to ensure that the clients feel like they're being heard and feel at peace with the prompt action that they take.” – Muhammad

Simon began working as a migration agent and solicitor in 2009 at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre where he worked as a senior solicitor until 2015. He has over 10 years of extensive experience assisting clients at the Department of Home Affairs and at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, regularly appearing in matters in New South Wales and Victoria. Simon has particular expertise with employer sponsored, family and protection visas as well as visa cancelations and citizenship applications.

Simon is currently a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Refugee Law Reform Committee and the Legacy Caseload Working Group and has previously been a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Migration Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Solicitor admitted in the Victorian Supreme Court (2009)
  • Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
  • Australian practising certificate

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.