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Judicial review of migration decisions - On-demand

Course ID ID21033_BUS1

  • Online
  • 3
  • All

This on-demand material was recorded in November 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

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

Now that the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 has been fully implemented, more Australian legal practitioners are practising migration law by running migration litigation. This has led to an increased demand for high-quality immigration law CPD courses. The College of Law and leading Accredited Immigration Law Specialist Peter Papadopoulos have teamed up to provide you with ‘Judicial review of migration decisions on-demand’, a course designed to give insights into migration litigation to migration lawyers and other legal professionals seeking to diversify their practice. 

Peter co-presents this webinar in conjunction with two other Accredited Immigration Law Specialist speakers:

At the end of this on-demand recording, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the migration jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, and High Court
  • Identify jurisdictional error and common grounds of judicial review in migration matters
  • Effectively prepare for and strategically run a judicial review application for a migration matter
  • Understand when to pursue a Ministerial intervention request instead of a judicial review
  • Appreciate the importance of the ALRC Inquiry on the Review of Judicial Impartiality and the scope and impact of potential reforms 
  • Enhance your practice management, client-liaison, and advocacy skills to effectively assist clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

You will also have an opportunity to interact with the presenters to have your key questions addressed through a moderated Panel Discussion.

People who attended the live session with Peter, Carina and David had this to say:

  • “Not long enough – always need more of Peter’s wisdom.”
  • “The seminar was well organized and executed. All presenters were informative and I especially enjoyed Peter’s segment, which was hugely informative.” 
  • “The seminar was well organized and executed. The presenter’s were formidable.” 
  • “The presenters were excellent, the content was highly relevant and practical.”
  • “Good mix of law, policy and practical advice.”
  • “Awesome line of presenters. Wish it was longer.”

Practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not eligible to earn CPD points for this course.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


End date:

30 June 2022

Presenter biography

Peter Papadopoulos Peter Papadopoulos Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

Peter Papadopoulos is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law who has been annually voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers list for Australia.  He is an expert in immigration and citizenship law matters with extensive professional experience in advising clients with their visa applications as well as handling merits and judicial review matters. He is regularly consulted by fellow practitioners and their clients to guide them in solving complex cases.

Peter was admitted to practice in 1996 after graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked as a solicitor at King Wood Mallesons and a Senior Associate at Gadens Lawyers. Between 2000 and May 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. From May 2014 until December 2015, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young. Between January 2015 and October 2018, Peter was a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes. Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers which took effect in March 2021, Peter had been registered as a migration agent since 1997.

Peter is an active member of the Law Council of Australia's Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section Executive and its Migration Law Committee. He is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. He is the editor of the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication and a member of the Federal Government’s Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group established in 2020 by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP.

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.


Carina Ford Carina FordManaging Partner and Accredited Immigration and Administrative Law Specialist, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers

Carina Ford is an Accredited Immigration and Administrative Law Specialist. She was most recently voted by her peers as Australia’s best immigration lawyer as part of the annual Best Lawyers survey.  She was the recipient of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Paul Baker Award in 2017.

Carina is a regular presenter of CPD topics in immigration law for a range of bodies and writes for the Immigration Law service for Lexis Nexis.  She has an extensive review practice at the AAT, IAA and Judicial Review. Her firm has a vast area of practice ranging from refugee cases, sports related visa issues, overseas students, character and identity cancellation cases, employer sponsored and labour agreements, global talent and business visas as well as an extensive pro bono practice with a particular focus on vulnerable persons. Carina also runs some high profile cases including the Biloela Sri Lankan Family in Australia.

Carina is a member of numerous legal boards and committees.  She is the current co-chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Refugee Law Reform Committee and Sports Law Committee.  She is also an active member of the Migration Law Committees of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia.  She served as Vice-Chair of the Law Council’s Migration Law Committee in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers which took effect in March 2021, Carina had been registered as a migration agent since 1998.  She is also a registered New Zealand Migration Adviser and a member of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment.


 David PrincePartner and Accredited Immigration Law Specialist, Kinslor Prince Lawyers

David Prince graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws.  Since 1995, David has practiced extensively in all areas of primary visa application, merits review and judicial review. Since 2010 David has been a Principal Solicitor with Kinslor Prince Lawyers in the Sydney CBD.

David has been an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist of the Law Society of NSW since August 2000 and has been the Co-Chair of the Specialist Accreditation Committee of the Law Society since 2016.  

David is also a Member of the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.  Through the Law Council, he participates in national debate on immigration law and policy and contributes to Parliamentary submissions and he was the Chair of the body between 2017 - 2019.

Between 2007 and 2017 David was a lecturer with the Australian National University Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practice course. He has been writing and presenting seminars on all aspects of Australian migration and citizenship law for many years for the universities, legal bodies and many other CPD and entry level course providers. 

In 2003 and 2006 David edited the Immigration, Citizenship, and Passports Chapters of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and has also authored the Citizenship and Migration sections of Australian Encyclopedia for Forms and Precedents.  

David has been voted as amongst Australia’s finest specialist immigration lawyers in the Australian Financial Review in all years between 2008 and 2021.


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 Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories covered

Substantive Law