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Nicole Brown

senior associate, employment, safety and migration | MARN 1276513

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about Nicole

Nicole Brown became a lawyer to help people achieve a fair outcome and advocate for people who are unwilling or unable to represent themselves. Not only is she is determined and resourceful, but Nicole remains calm under pressure and acts swiftly to achieve the desired outcome for her clients.

Her dedication to her clients is evident, consistently going above and beyond to ensure their migration issues are resolved. She takes the time to ensure her clients understand the whole process and has a proven track record of delivering strong results with no surprises. Nicole is able to provide creative and strategic solutions to meet the needs of all her clients as she is aware their matter has the ability to change the lives for themselves and their families.

Nicole is passionate about migration as it is such a diverse area which requires a varied skillset and includes daily client interaction, statutory interpretation, advocacy and a well-defined process driven approach.

Nicole works with all types of clients, including individuals, SMEs and ASX listed companies. With a focus on guiding both individuals and companies through a complicated process, she has a desire to provide a positive and timely solution to the problems they are facing.

“With a focus on guiding both individuals and companies through a complicated process, I provide a positive and timely solution to the problems they are facing.”

Nicole’s advocacy continues outside the office as a volunteer with the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre providing advice and assistance to individuals seeking asylum in Australia who are unable to navigate the migration system or obtain legal assistance privately.

“I would like to express a big thank to you and your team for all your effort and dedication for helping us to obtain permanent resident status in Australia. We were so excited to receive this news.  I really appreciate the friendliness and professionalism of you and your team which have made me feel very comfortable throughout this long process. Greatly appreciated!! I would highly recommend you all to anyone for immigration solutions.” Client testimonial

Areas of Expertise

australian citizenship
character issues including visa cancellation advice
corporate migration and advisory services
family-based visa applications (i.e. partner, parent and child)
general migration advice
health waivers
judicial review
merit reviews for refused visa applications and visa cancellations
permanent employer sponsored visas
protection visas
subclass 482 visa program
short-term working visas
training and research visas

additional qualifications

registered migration agent, marn 1276513

recent experience

  • labour agreement and the department of home affairs

    A client was involved in a labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs as they were in an industry that found it significantly difficult to locate local skilled workers. The client’s applications were facing significant delays. Through perseverance, consistent lobbying and creative approaches, Nicole was able to obtain the reasons for the delays and managed to have the second and third years of their labour agreement approved.

  • food manufacturing client

    The client, a food manufacturing plant, was expanding their premises to enable 34 tons of fresh fruit product to be processed annually. The total project value was $60 million and required a number of skilled workers to travel to Australia to install the equipment as the necessary skills and expertise to install and commission the machinery were not available in Australia. The contract had substantial penalty clauses in the event of delays, so it was essential to keep the project proceeding within the delegated timeline. Despite the travel restrictions, Nicole and the team were able to manage the applications and provide the required support both locally and to the overseas employers. This resulted in obtaining both visas and travel exemptions for all the required skilled workers to travel to Australia and undertake the work in the required time without the project facing delays and the business facing any penalties.

  • covid-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the world and left the migration industry in state of limbo. Once travel restrictions were placed on both individuals coming into Australia and Australian Citizens and Permanent residents being able to leave Australia, our Migration team stepped up and navigated the unknown minefield of applying for travel exemptions. Nicole and the team’s assistance helped numerous clients to both enter and exit Australia for compassionate and compelling reasons and to provide critical skills to Australia in a time when resources were stretched to the limit. One particular matter involved the sale of an Australian business worth $30 million where the final stages of the due diligence required a representative of the buying company to be physically present in Australia to inspect the facilities and meet the sellers of the family business. After multiple attempts and obtaining support from the Victorian government, Nicole and the team were able to obtain the travel exemption approval so the sale could proceed.