Category Archives: Immigration Problems

It’s Getting Harder! – Common Immigration Challenges

Discussions with senior staff at Immigration New Zealand have confirmed what we’d assumed, that over the last year there has been increasing media and political pressure on INZ to decline or reject applications where they can. Consequently, we have experienced our … Continue reading

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Special Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence – The Challenges

According to the Family Violence Death Review Committee, between 2009 and 2015, 194 people died as a result of family violence. That is an average of 28 deaths per year, almost half of which were the result of intimate partner … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … Continue reading

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