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Peter Lee

Special Counsel

Peter has worked in the migration industry for over 35 years, having worked on both sides of the migration industry.

He worked in the Department of Immigration in Canberra and overseas for nearly 25 years (1979-2003). During this time, he had 6 postings with the department (Kuala Lumpur [twice], Colombo, Beijing, San Francisco and Shanghai) where he headed the Visa Section in his last 5 postings. In 1991 he was awarded the Department of Immigration’s Australia Day medallion for service to the department.

Since April 2004, he has worked as a MARA accredited migration lawyer in Canberra, Gold Coast and currently in Brisbane.

He has previously taught the Graduate Certificate in Migration Law at the Australian National University to people wanting to be migration agents (2007-2010). Since 2010 he has taught Immigration & Refugee Law at Griffith University at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He is also the Convener of the St Vincent de Paul Migration Advice Service, a free advisory service to the poor and needy in South East Queensland.

He has represented clients successfully in the Department of Immigration, and the Migration Review Tribunal.

Peter has assisted clients from all over the world, and across all the visa programs.

Admissions and Memberships
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia.
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of ACT.
  • Member of the Law Society of Queensland.
  • Member of Migration Institute of Australia.
  • Member of Migration Alliance.
Formal Qualifications
Course Institution Date completed
Master in Law (Legal Practice) Australian National University 2006
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Canberra 2003
Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) Canberra College of Advanced Education 1979
Graduate Diploma in Librarianship Canberra College of Advanced Education 1976
Bachelor of Arts Australian National University 1974
Contact Details

Brisbane 07 3009 8444
Email p.lee@rclaw.com.au

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