Judicial review of migration decisions: live webinar

Course ID WA201106_BUS1

  • Webinar
  • 3.25
  • All

Are you an Australian legal practitioner interested in running migration litigation?

The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 June 2020. Once this law is fully implemented by March 2021, it is anticipated that more legal practitioners will practise migration law and run migration litigation.

Given the demand for quality immigration law CPD targeted towards migration lawyers and other legal practitioners seeking to diversify their practice, The College of Law and leading Immigration Law Accredited Specialist, Peter Papadopoulos have teamed up to provide you with ‘Judicial review of migration decisions’. 

Peter will present this webinar in conjunction with two guest speakers:

  • Reuben Saul, Partner, Estrin Saul Migration Specialists; Registered Migration Agent
  • Asaf Fisher, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers 

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Understand how the end of dual regulation will affect the practice of migration law
  • Understand the migration jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court
  • Identify common grounds of judicial review in migration matters
  • Effectively prepare for a judicial review application for a migration matter
  • Understand recent and pending case law developments and apply these to your migration law practice
  • Enhance your practice management, client-liaison and advocacy skills in order to effectively assist clients from non-English speaking backgrounds

You will also have an opportunity to interact with the presenters to have your key questions addressed by way of moderated Panel Discussion.

At the end of this live webinar, you may claim 3 CPD points.

The time listed for this course is Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

25 November 2020

End date:

25 November 2020


2.00pm AEDT - 5.15pm

About This Course


2.00pm: Login and welcome


2.05pm: End of dual regulation: update for legal practitioners Speaker: Peter Papadopoulos, Accredited specialist, Immigration Law and Registered Migration Agent
  • How the end of dual regulation will affect your current and future practice of migration law
  • Transitional issues for existing registered migration agents who are lawyers
  • Arrangements governing OMARA’s potential regulation of lawyers with restricted practising certificates


2.25pm: Stretch break


2.30pm: Running migration litigation Speaker: Reuben Saul, Partner and Registered Migration Agent, Estrin Saul Migration Specialists
  • Jurisdiction
  • Standing, time limits and the certification of reasonable prospects of success
  • Identifying jurisdictional error
  • Drafting applications – grounds and orders sought
  • Drafting affidavits and outline of submissions
  • Hearings (Directions; Show cause and Final)
  • Effective advocacy before the Court
  • Key client issues (including visa status, work rights, expectations, Ministerial intervention requests)


3.50pm: Stretch break


4.00pm: Recent case law developments and emerging trends Speaker: Asaf Fisher, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth
  • Key developments in the judicial review of migration decisions in 2020
  • Insight into what lies ahead: a consideration of relevant High court cases in the pipeline


4.50pm: Panel discussion, Q + A session, closing remarks


5.15pm: Close


Designed for

This webinar is ideal for all legal practitioners, especially those currently practising migration law or others seeking to enter the migration advice space (e.g. family lawyers, employment lawyers, community lawyers etc.)

This webinar is produced in NSW and features NSW and WA-based practitioners. This webinar is available to practitioners from all Australian jurisdictions.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of Ethics and professional responsibility, Professional skills, Substantive law.


Presenter biography

Peter PapadopoulosPeter Papadopoulos Accredited Specialist, Immigration law

After graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Peter was admitted to practice in 1996. He has worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King Wood Mallesons) and Gadens Lawyers. He has also worked as a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young. Currently, Peter is the Chair of The College of Law’s Migration Agents Capstone Assessment Advisory Committee and runs his own specialist migration law practice in both Sydney and Melbourne. He has also been a registered migration agent since 1997.

Peter is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Since 2011, Peter has been voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers International list for Australia. He is also an active member of the Migration Law Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.

Since 1999, Peter has been actively involved in continuing legal education through his preparation and presentation of CPD programs for the Council of Australasian Tribunals, Law Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, The College of Law, Law Institute of Victoria, Law Society of Western Australia, Migration Practice Essentials and Lexis Nexis. Since 2008, he has been a contributing author for the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication.


Reuben SaulReuben Saul Partner and Registered Migration Agent, Estrin Saul Migration Specialists

Reuben Saul is a lawyer and Registered Migration Agent with significant experience across a wide range of Australian immigration and citizenship matters. He has managed teams of refugee lawyers under the Australian government’s Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS), obtained working visas for businesses and assisted individuals with family reunion and General Skilled Migration. Reuben regularly represents clients before the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), and the Federal Circuit Court and the Federal Court of Australia. Reuben often delivers continuing professional development training sessions on complex migration matters to other migration agents and lawyers.


Asaf FisherAsaf Fisher Special Counsel

Asaf is a Special Counsel in HWL Ebsworth's government group. His main areas of practice are statutory interpretation and administrative law. He is a government lawyer with substantial experience advising the Commonwealth and acting for the Commonwealth in original as well as appellate jurisdiction matters at all levels of the Federal judicature and in tribunals, including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He also has significant Royal Commission experience.

Asaf taught constitutional law and statutory interpretation at La Trobe University in 2016. He is a co-author of the 5th edition of Principles of Australian Constitutional Law.


Filming and Photography

Please be aware that this webinar organised by the College of Law may be recorded for use on our websites, marketing materials and publications. By attending and participating in a College of Law Continuing Professional Development course, you consent to the College of Law photographing or recording and using your image and likeness and/or voice.