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Judicial review of migration decisions - On-demand

Course ID ID20021_BUS1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Intermediate

This on-demand material was recorded on 25 November 2020

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 presents this recording 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 on-demand, 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

Feedback from past attendees:

  • “All three presenters were excellent.”
  • “The seminar was relevant as to the 23 March 2021 changes. The information about forthcoming work classifications for those practices blending in former migration agents who are not legal practitioners, insofar as operating to insurable standards, was very good advice.”
  • “The expertise of each of the presenters is highly commendable.”

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 3 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

02 November 2020

End date:

30 June 2021

Presenter biography

Peter Papadopoulos Peter 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 Saul Reuben 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 Fisher Asaf Fisher Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

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.



This on-demand was produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. This on-demand is available to practitioners from all Australian jurisdictions.


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australia practising certificate: Due to new Legal Practice Board requirements some of our products are not currently eligible for CPD points


Mandatories covered

This program covers the mandatory requirement of substantive law and professional skills.