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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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A member of Migration Alliance has alerted us to a website where we have found the Migration Alliance logo being used and the words 'Member of Migration Alliance' next to it. 

So why this post?

The Migration Alliance website has a huge international ranking which means that anyone doing a google search is going to get this post as their first result.

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Could threatening your intimate partner in the context of a spouse 820/801 be relevant to a claim of "Family Violence"?

Apart from being behaviour that is less than optimal it appears that such behaviour will be relevant to the opinion of the IE.

http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2019/1560.html

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I have just exchanged 9 emails from a panicky lady who rang me about a Natural Justice letter which requires her to respond to an allegation that the defacto she has included in her application is not in a genuine relationship with her.

She has had the letter for 2 weeks and has already spoken to another "lawyer".

She thinks she can dodge the allegation by withdrawing her application and applying on her own account...

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We will all be familiar with clients who at the last moment are too sick to attend a hearing either at Court ar at the AAT.

The appropriate course is to ask the client to provide a medical certificate seeking to be excused.

However, we must make sure that the relevant certificate is in proper form and says that the client is too unwell to attend or to give evidence in the proceedings.

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