18th Annual Immigration Law Conference


18th Annual Immigration Law Conference

Rescheduled from May 14th


Opening from the Chair: Peter Moses, Barrister

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

Immigration Policy update
An update on immigration policy developments and announcements over the last year.
Siân Roguski, Manager, Immigration Policy, MBIE

Engaging with our partners and communities
We are working with industry bodies and businesses to help grow and protect New Zealand and are already seeing mutual benefit. We are seeking ways to work together to lift sector performance and compliance.
Greg Patchell, Deputy Chief Executive, INZ

Points of connection between family and immigration law
A close look into how family court matters can help or hinder your immigration client,and how family matters can be presented as evidence for different visa applications or appeals.
Pooja Sundar, Associate, Ryken & Associates

IACDT review
A review of the jurisprudence of the IACDT over the past 12 months, in particular the threshold for disciplinary proceedings, compensation to clients, the continuing plague of rubber stamping and the approach to sanctions.
David Plunkett, Chairperson, IACDT

Review of partnership visas – changes, challenges and proposed way forward
Of late there has been high level of criticism and controversy with respect to processing of temporary entry partnership visas. We will review the recent developments and look at the challenges facing the profession in this space. We will also offer a critique of the existing state of affairs and some thoughts on a proposed way forward beyond 2020.
Heather Collins, Senior Solicitor; Elly Fleming, Senior Solicitor, Pitt & Moore

Business and Skilled Migrant appeals
Recent decisions of interest and hints for preparing appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
Larissa Wakim, Member of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal and Jeanne Donald, Member of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal

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.

Update from Immigration Resolutions
This session will include information about the changes to the work carried out by Resolutions as a result of the INZ Realignment last year. It will also provide an overview of each of the functions of the team and some key statistics and observations since the last session in 2017.
Margaret Cantlon

What business needs from immigration and policy
How deep is New Zealand's talent pool,and how can businesses gain the specific skills they need?  Optimal immigration settings are needed for thriving businesses and community development.
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive BusinessNZ

Migration Trends and Implications for the Future
Prof Paul Spoonley, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University

Team discount: Bring the team! 15% discount for two or more attendees from the same firm. Please enter the discount code IMM20-TEAM at checkout when booking online. 

CPD 6.5hrs

  • Nov 30
    Mon, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Auckland
    • $600.00 excl. GST

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