20th Annual Immigration Law Conference


CCH Learning are proud to bring you the 20th Annual Immigration Law Conference.

As New Zealand’s leading Immigration Law conference, attendees will benefit from hearing from industry experts working in both practice and government. With a full day’s programme, there is plenty of time for attendees to enjoy the unique networking opportunities the conference brings.

Attendees have the option to attend the conference live in-person or online via zoom. Please select accordingly at registration.

Date: Thursday 1 August 2024, 8.00am - 5.30pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Auckland


Opening from the chair: Stewart Dalley, Partner, D&S Law

Keynote address: Hon Erica Stanford, Minister for Immigration (confirmed, subject to leave from the house).

Immigration New Zealand Overview
Catriona Morrison, Deputy Secretary Immigration, MBIE 

New Compliance Regime
This presentation will cover the new compliance regime is due to roll out in April this year for employers, where INZ will be given the power to issue infringement notices against employers without the need to go through criminal processes.
Lauren Qui, Principal at Stay Legal, Tauranga, sits on the Law Association Immigration and Refugee Law Committee

Immigration New Zealand Policy Update
An update on immigration policy developments and announcements over the last year.

Flagship Reimagined: The New Skilled Migrant Category

  • its place within the new order of Skilled Migrant Categories
  • main features - winners and losers
  • key stumbling blocks
  • what the stats tell us but also what's in the tea leaves
  • case scenarios

Katie Armstrong, LLB, IntoNZ

Immigration Operational Update
An operational focus on immigration policy.

Year in Review of the High Court and above
Simon Graham, Young Hunter, Christchurch, Chair of NZLS Immigration and Refugee Law Committee

IPT appeals on residence applications
Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh), Copeland Ashcroft 

Practical Tips: Character Waivers for Supporting Partners in Partnership Cases.
An outline of practical aspects to assist in the handling of these complex cases. The session will cover factors and considerations for the development of cases to support character waiver; frequent mistakes made by I NZ and how to avoid these affecting your case. Aspects of appeal preparation to the IPT on residence cases will also be covered
Aaron Martin, New Zealand Immigration Law

Changes to Immigration Instructions
Dealing with false, misleading or withheld information following changes to immigration instructions.
Lavinia Askin and Elly Fleming Pitt & Moore

Procedural aspects of appeals
This topic will cover the appeal process for residents and refugees covering the use of audio-visual links for remote witnesses, addressing mental health issues as these impact on a hearing, matters to consider when calling expert evidence, and presentation of country information.
Louise Moor, IPT 

The conference will conclude with networking Drinks and Canapes

Group Discount
A Group Discount of 15% is available when more than one attendee registers from the same firm. Please use promotional code IMM24-TEAM at checkout.

Accommodation at the Hilton

If you require accommodation at the Hilton, we are pleased to be offer delegates 15% off the best available flexible rate, per night (Room Only) click here for the Conference rate


CPD 6.5 hrs

  • Aug 01
    • Early bird 15% discount - enter promotional code EBIM24 $510.00 excl. GST
    • $600.00 excl. GST
    Thu, 8:00 AM - Thu, 5:30 PM Auckland CPD 6.5 hours
    • Early bird 15% discount - enter promotional code EBIM24 $510.00 excl. GST
    • $600.00 excl. GST

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Our webinars operate on a 'one-connection-one-fee' basis so you can have your whole team participate for one cost effective price and claim CPD points.


All registrants to a live webinar will automatically be sent a recording at the end of that week along with a full transcript of the webinar, regardless of whether you attended or not.

Sole practitioners

A discount on webinars is available for sole practitioners. Please contact us at NZ‑learning@wolterskluwer.com to confirm eligibility.