Accredited Specialist – Immigration Law
Legal Practitioner Number 5510972
Registered to practise since 2003
Kathryn comes from a long line of migrants. Her grandparents migrated, her parents migrated, and so has she – twice – so she personally understands what our clients face when dealing with immigration issues. After leaving the UK, Kathryn spent her formative years in Singapore before arriving in Sydney as the holder of a student visa. Like most of our clients, she fell in love with Australia and decided to make it her home.
With her years of experience in practising law, training lawyers and running a business, the team at Nomos are in awe of Kathryn’s good counsel. She started her legal career in the community sector and her commitment to advocacy and social justice has never waned. Kathryn developed her immigration law skills by working for various boutique immigration law firms – she was so sure that immigration law was her passion that she started an immigration law firm 2 years after being admitted to practice. She brings a unique combination of technical skills, strategic thinking, empathy and pragmatism to Nomos and her clients value her approach. In addition to being an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, she has been recognised in the annual Best Lawyers list for Australia each year from 2018 to date.
Kathryn became a lawyer to make the world a better place, and she now balances her passion for lawyering with other noble pursuits in the not-for-profit sector. She is the Chair of the Management Committee of the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre, a Founding Director of the TLR Foundation and a Board Member of the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety. She also lectures in the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law at Victoria University and sits on the Law Society of NSW’s Specialist Accreditation Immigration Law Advisory Committee and the UNSW Law & Justice Advisory Council. When she does have some free time, she spends it with her beloved black Labrador or she escapes the city to spend time with her family in regional Australia.