Quick summary of the Long Term Business Visa and Investor Visa options for business migrants. Published in Global Business Magazine, December 2011. View it here

A handy explanation of the Essential Skills procedure, and some of the most common problems faced by people who apply. Published on the FindLaw legal information website, November 2011. Some New Zealand employers rely on people from overseas to fill positions which New Zealand locals may not be available to do to the employer’s satisfaction….

A review of early cases coming up in the new system for regulating New Zealand licensed immigration advisers, including applications for licenses and disciplinary complaints. Part of the 10th annual LexisNexis Immigration Law Conference in August 2011. Download: View form the Sidelines – Adviser Licensing Regime

Paper presented for the Auckland District Law Society, November 2010. This follow-up to the Overview seminar charts the various appeal routes before the IPT which now considers all New Zealand immigration appeals under the Immigration Act 2009. Download: ADLS Seminar – IPT Appeals

Seminar for the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment, September 2010. Discusses applications involving the exercise of Ministerial discretion, and complaints against poor Immigration decisions including applications to the Ombudsman. Download: NZAMI Seminar – Ministerials and Complaints (1)

Paper presented to seminars for the Auckland District Law Society and New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment, September – October 2010. This provides a framework for navigating through the structure and key concepts of the Act for immigration professionals. Download: ADLS Seminar – Overview Imm Act 2009

Presented to the LexisNexis Immigration Law Conference, July 2010. There is a critique of the interplay between Resident status and Citizenship under the 2009 Act, and discussion of the consequences of new rules for visa sponsorship. Download: Commentary on Residence, Sponsorship – LexisNexis

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