Senior Associate & Registered Migration Agent 1681285
Lisa Qiu joined Coleman Greig Lawyers in 2015 as a member of the Employment Law Team. She has experience in the jurisdictions of the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman, and acts for clients in a range of employment matters including:
Having an in-depth understanding of the legislation and procedures involved, Lisa is able to assist employers to understand their legal obligations with respect to their employees, and to ensure that those obligations are met. She can also help individual employees to understand their legal rights, and offer guidance to those who may be facing issues with their employment.
Lisa is a Registered Migration Agent working within Coleman Greig's Business Migration Team. As a Registered Migration Agent, Lisa can provide advice on:
- Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS)(subclass 482) visas;
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas;
- Partner (subclass 820/801 & 309/100) visas;
- Other visas such as the Resident Return (subclass 155/157) visa and Pathway to Retirement visa;
- A range of visa related issues such as sponsor, health and character requirements; and
- Appealing visa refusals or cancellation decisions, including Requests for Ministerial Intervention.
The unique overlap of employment and migration law enables Lisa to provide specialised and niche advice to employers about their obligations to overseas workers under Australian workplace laws, while simultaneously ensuring their obligations as a sponsor under Australia migration laws, are met and maintained.
Lisa was admitted to practice as a solicitor after completing a combined degree of Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney.
Prior to joining Coleman Greig Lawyers, she worked as a commercial litigator with a focus on insurance law - frequently appearing in the Local Court of NSW as well as representing clients in matters in the District Court and Supreme Court. Her prior advocacy skills enable her to confidently represent clients before the Fair Work Commission.
Lisa has also taught Anti-Discrimination Law at Western Sydney University, has presented to members of the Law Society and is a frequent host of Coleman Greig workshops, presenting on a wide range of Employment Law and Business Migration Law topics.
Being able to give back to the community is very important to Lisa and she has previously volunteered at the Redfern Legal Centre as well as overseas. In 2016, Lisa became a mentor in the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and Citi Youth Launchpad program, and has also participated as a mentor in a graduate program run by the Law Society of NSW.
Lisa is also a board member of Thorndale Foundation, a non for profit organisation, which provides support services for people with a disability. She hopes to empower and improve the lives of people with disability by contributing to Thorndale Foundation and offering valuable insights.
In her spare time, Lisa is busy being mum to her daughter and enjoys cooking, wine and watching TV, sometimes simultaneously.