Lawyer & Registered Migration Agent 1681285
Lisa Qiu joined Coleman Greig Lawyers in 2015 as a member of the Employment and Migration 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:
- Unfair dismissal
- Adverse action
- Bullying and harassment
Having an in-depth understanding of the legislation and procedure involved, Lisa is able to assist employers understand their legal obligations towards their employees, and to ensure 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 also a Registered Migration Agent and is able to provide advice in relation to the visa application process. Given her background as an employment lawyer, she has a particular focus on the Temporary Skill Shortage ("TSS") subclass 482 visa (which replaced the "457" visa) and employer sponsored permanent residency under the Employer Nomination Scheme, although she is also qualified to provide advice in relation to all types of visas. As a registered migration agent, Lisa is bound by the Code of Conduct.
The unique overlap of employment and migration law enables Lisa to provide specialised 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 on employment and migration law.
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.