17th Annual Immigration Law Conference


Team discount: Bring the team! 15% discount for two or more attendees from the same firm. Please enter the discount code IMM19-TEAM at checkout when booking online. 

Programme              Download Programme PDF

Opening from the Chair: Peter Moses, Barrister

Keynote Address: Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Immigration.

Immigration Policy update
An update on MBIE’s views on current issues in immigration policy and the policy work programme.
Siân Roguski, Manager, Immigration Policy, INZ

Key Strategies for Humanitarian appeals
A review and summary of factors, strategies and approaches that have led to successful humanitarian appeals.
Pooja Sundar, Senior Solicitor; Garrett Wong, Senior Solicitor, Ryken & Associates

Partnership - formative versus fully formed?
This session, peppered with practical tips, will cover:

  • Moving goalposts - INZ's toughened approach
  • Asking the hard questions
  • Cultural nuances

Katy Armstrong, Into NZ

Visa Services 2020 Change Programme
An update on the Visa Services Change Programme.
Darren Calder, AGM Transition (Visa Services), INZ

Employment obligations and Immigration - It doesn’t stop once they start
The immigration law and employment law overlap. This topic will cover key issues that, as immigration practitioners, you should be aware of when employers are hiring immigrants. We will cover work visas, role descriptions and employer obligations when a role changes or a visa ends.
Bridget Smith, Partner, SBM Legal and Nick Mason, Partner, Pitt & Moore

Risk and Assurance
An update on the Risk & Verification network and striking the balance.
Geoff Scott, Assistant General Manager, Visa Services

What’s happening in the Courts – Immigration Case Law Update
An overview of the most recent cases in immigration law, and how these developments may be relevant to practitioners and their clients.
Richard Mcleod, Mcleod & Associates

Transformation of the Employer Assisted Work Visa system and comparison with the Australian regime aka Accreditation Is Coming
An update on INZ’s consultation around the Employer Assisted Work Visa system, observations on employer accreditation and a comparison with the Australian regime.
Mike McMellon, Partner and Elly Fleming, Solicitor, Pitt & Moore

Migration Policy, Patterns and Implications
This session provides an overview of major migration patterns in New Zealand over the last decade. Particular emphasis is placed on addressing the implications of recent policy changes for labour and family migration.
Prof Francis Collins, Director, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato

IACDT Jurisprudence – a New Age?
Late in 2018 a new Chair was appointed to the Tribunal hearing complaints against licensed immigration advisers. After 8 years of disciplinary jurisprudence, what new perspectives will a fresh pair of eyes bring? Recent decisions will be examined in light of how the field has developed thus far. This session will be relevant and timely both for advisers and for those who represent them.
Simon Laurent, Principal, Laurent Law

Accomodation: If you require accomodation at the Cordis, for the best rate please use this link.

CPD 6.5hrs

  • Jun 06
    Thu, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Auckland
    • $600.00 excl. GST

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