Our people really know their stuff and work hard to achieve the best results at every turn – and it turns out that this hasn’t gone unnoticed! Here are just some of the formal recognitions that our firm and team members have received.
Solicitors who demonstrate expertise in a particular field of law and fulfil the requirements of the Scheme can become Accredited Specialists in that field through the Specialist Accreditation Scheme (operated by the Law Society of NSW). The Scheme aims to help the general public identify expert practitioners in the Australian legal landscape, helping those in need of advice make the right decision for their circumstances. According to the Law Society of NSW, there are more than 38,000 practising solicitors in NSW – and of those, only 45 are Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law. This elite group includes one of the founding Directors of Nomos, Kathryn Viegas.
Of all the peer-review publication organisations in the legal profession, Best Lawyers is both the oldest and the most respected (operating for almost half a century). The goal of Best Lawyers is simple: help people choose the right lawyer for them. By capturing a consensus of opinions from leading lawyers about the professional capability of their colleagues, Best Lawyers helps promote legal practitioners and recognise the quality of the services they provide to their clients. Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely considered to be amongst the highest professional honours for lawyers as conferring by their peers, and our very own Kathryn Viegas has received this recognition annually since 2018.
Each year, APAC Insider magazine hosts various awards to recognise the contributions and accomplishments of businesses operating in the Asia-Pacific region. One of these categories is the Legal Awards, which aims to highlight the achievements and abilities displayed by legal practitioners and law firms for clients and colleagues to see. The Nomos team was thrilled when it was announced that our firm was an award winner in the APAC Legal Awards 2022, being recognised by the peer-review process as the Best Immigration Firm – Antipodes.
Global Law Experts (GLE) is one of the premier guides to leading legal professionals on an international scale, with members from 140 different countries across the globe. GLE incorporates more than 2,000 experts across 50 legal practice areas and provides businesses and individuals the ability to easily locate and contact listed professionals who have been recognised as a leader in their chosen legal practice area, saving both the time and expense that independent research would consume. GLE is unique in that the organisation recommends just one legal expert in each key practice area per country. In 2023, GLE recognised Kathryn Viegas as the legal expert in Australia for business immigration.
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The Nomos Effect
Sometimes our people have a lot to say and occasionally others listen and decide to put it out there. Here are some examples of what we have said and the way we see things.