We are absolutely delighted and immensely proud to announce that Nomos director Kathryn Viegas has been recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Kathryn’s accreditation does not come as a surprise to those who have had the good fortune to work alongside her during her many years in practice. Kathryn’s broad experience and deep understanding of the specialist area of immigration law, along with her generous mentorship of many young lawyers throughout her career, has culminated in this prestigious and well-deserved recognition. Kathryn now joins the group of less than 40 immigration lawyers holding Accredited Specialist status in New South Wales.
To become an Accredited Specialist, a solicitor must have practised law full-time for at least five years and worked in their area of legal specialty for at least three years. Each candidate must pass the Law Society’s rigorous assessments in communication, problem-solving, client relations and, of course, their specialist area of law. To maintain this status, Accredited Specialists are required to undertake courses of legal education over and above those required of other solicitors.
Kathryn’s successful completion of the Law Society’s rigorous assessments has also placed Nomos in the elite group of a few Australian law firms able to offer its clients the professional services of two Principals who are Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law. In speaking about her recent achievement, Kathryn said:
“I am particularly proud of this accreditation as it embodies what Nomos means to us. We pride ourselves not only on delivering exemplary legal services and quality legal education, but also on fostering talent and allowing each of us to pursue our personal goals and to grow professionally. Prior to the most recent round of examinations, only 10 of the 36 Accredited Specialists in New South Wales were women. I am honoured to be increasing our representation at this level of the profession.”