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Visa Appeals and Reviews

Our extensive experience in this area of the law means that Nevett Ford Lawyers can assist in all dispute related migration matters, including:

  • responding to Invitation to Comment or Requests for Further Information,
  • visa cancellations and Notices of Intention to Consider Cancellation,
  • character and criminal issues,
  • Department of Immigration monitoring,
  • Freedom of Information reviews,
  • citizenship review and cancellations,
  • presenting and resolving complex questions of migration law to the Department of Immigration or merit or judicial review bodies,
  • merits review,
  • judicial review, and
  • Ministerial Intervention applications. 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) cases

The AAT is responsible for providing an independent review process for visa refusals and cancellation decisions.

We strongly recommend that you have a migration lawyer represent you at your AAT hearing. Nevett Ford Lawyers are experts in this Immigration Appeals process and can help prepare your case and advocate for you at your hearing. 

Federal Circuit Court – Federal Court – High Court appeal cases

Judicial review of a migration decision is a difficult and complex process. Nevett Ford Lawyers has extensive experience in the court process and can provide you with clear, cost-effective and quality advice and assistance with your appeal ensuring the advice you are given is always of the highest quality.


Ryan Curtis-Griffiths


David Stratton

Managing Director

Helen Zheng

Special Counsel

Heather Dzviti

Senior Lawyer

Rebecca Henzel

Senior Lawyer

Melissa Vincenty

Senior Lawyer

Jacqui Azouz


Lili Sibic


Shalini Kodikara


Chloe Wang

Legal Assistant

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