Category Archives: Citizenship

Kim Dotcom – Deportation or Extradition?

Correction: This article was published under an incorrect name before. The author is Simon Laurent. Another strand in the Dotcom saga, that first surfaced in 2014, has just reappeared after an enquiry by the New Zealand Herald.  I was one of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Citizenship, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas, Politics, Practice of Law | Leave a comment

Problems following the closure of the Parent category, solutions are sometimes found

With the suspension of the Parent category of New Zealand Residence in October 2016, a problem has arisen for many. Since then, we have been asked to assist in a number of situations, to find a way for an elderly … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Citizenship, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas, Politics, Practice of Law | Leave a comment

Introduction to Roxanne Whyte

We love it when a plan comes together. The final piece of the puzzle is now in place. Laurent Law went through a number of changes in the last few months. It all started with a new office and a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Citizenship, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas, Office Update, Practice of Law | Leave a comment

Introduction to Jacqui Lee

How fortunate are we at Laurent Law to have the honour of introducing two experienced Staff Solicitors in one month? The business is rapidly expanding, and to be able to satisfy all our client needs we had to expand our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Citizenship, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas, Office Update, Practice of Law | Leave a comment

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

A recent article in the New Zealand Herald made me realise once more how fragile our lives can become. The story of the English woman who can’t work in Australia but can’t leave to go back to the UK will … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas, Politics | Leave a comment

Kiwis in Aussie vs Aussies in Aotearoa – What’s the Difference?

There has been no bigger news in Trans-Tasman relations recently than the deportation of New Zealand citizens out of Australia. From the news reports, it appears that many of these Kiwis being deported have not spent any meaningful length of … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Immigration Problems, Immigration Visas | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

How the Australian Deportation Regime effects New Zealand

Much has been made by the NZ media and politicians of the Australian decision to inter and deport people imprisoned for at least 12 months for serious crimes.  Unfortunately, our NZ political parties are, as usual, unable to work together … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Immigration Industry, Immigration Problems, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments