Simon Laurent
LaurentLaw Barristers & Solicitors


Observations on the NZ Immigration Adviser Licensing Scheme

The focus of this paper is on published decisions which may shape the licensed immigration advice industry. In particular we will look at: 1. Appeals to the Courts against determinations by the Registrar of the Immigration…more
 /  Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Professional Malpractice

Constructing a Refugee and Protection Claim

Presented for the Auckland District Law Soceity, March 2011 as part of a one-day conference. The paper covers issues of how to prepare a claim under the Refugee Convention, the Convention Against Torture and the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Immigration Law

A Roadmap for the Immigration Act 2009

The Immigration Act 2009 is a large piece of legislation. It represents a formidable piece of law. Topics: * Structure of the Act * Visas and Entry Permissions * Residence Visas and Permanent Resident Visas * Interim…more
 /  Administrative Law, Immigration Law

Appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal

A guide to the various avenues of Appeal available under the new Immigration Act 2009 (New Zeland). The Appeals system came into effect on 29 November 2010. Key features are: * Single Tribunal to handle all immigration…more
 /  Immigration Law

Ministerials and Complaints (NZ Immigration)

A look at the tools available to advisers to resolve problem situations which are not otherwise provided by the Immigration Act or Policy, statutory appeals to the immigration tribunals, or to the Courts. These include…more
 /  Administrative Law, Immigration Law

Commentary on Residence and Sponsorship Provisions under the Immigration Act 2009 (NZ)

1. Interaction between Citizenship rights and Residence under the Immigration Act 2009 coming into force in November 2010. 2. Wider sponsorship opportunities for businesses and community groups go alongside greater…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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