David Stratton


David Stratton

Position: Managing Director

Practice Area: Immigration Law

Education and Qualifications: B.Ec, LLB, Monash University
Accredited Specialist – Migration Law

Professional Memberships: Member of Law Institute of Victoria, Migration Institute of Australia, Former Chairman of the LIV Migration Law Committee and Migration Specialisation Committees.

MARN: 9358007

David is an accredited specialist in Migration Law, an Associate Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia and a registered Migration Agent.

David provides advice to corporate clients and individual private clients on all matters related to Australian immigration law, as well as visa appeals for the AAT and the Federal Court.

For many years David has been an active member of various committees of the Law Institute of Victoria and has been instrumental in preparation and presentation of submissions to the Commonwealth Government on immigration law and policy.

Philip Brewin

Philip Brewin

Position: Director

Practice Area: Employment and Workplace Relations Law

Education and Qualifications: B.Ec, LLB, Monash University, Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist, Admitted to Practice in England and Wales.

Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria, Member LIV Workplace Relations Specialisation Advisory Committee, Member LIV Employment and Industrial Relations Committee, Member of American Chamber of Commerce Human Capital Committee.

Philip leads the Litigation and Workplace Relations Law Practice Group for the firm and is an Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations.

Philip provides commercial litigation, employment and workplace relations legal advice to individuals and our corporate clients with a focus on assessment and risk management. He is also highly experienced in mediation as well as Occupational Health and Safety matters.  In addition, Philip continues to be the trusted legal advisor to major national charitable and religious institutions.

Philip is also highly regarded as an advisor on abuse claims and redress to faith based and not for profit organisations.

Ryan Curtis-Griffiths

Ryan Curtis-Griffiths

Position: Director

Practice Area:  Migration Law

Education & Qualifications: LLB Bachelor of Laws, Deakin University, BA Bachelor of Arts (History), Deakin University, MA Master of Arts (International Relations), Deakin University

Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria, Migration Institute of Australia, Migration Agents Registration Authority.

MARN: 0741735

Ryan leads the firm’s National Migration Law Group.

Ryan has expertise in all areas of Australian migration law and policy and advises Australian and international corporations sponsoring skilled personnel to Australia. This includes providing strategic advice to businesses regarding the complex compliance environment associated with sponsoring overseas workers in Australia.

Ryan also acts for individuals in relation to all types of Australian visa applications and in relation to migration law appeal cases in the Federal Courts, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Ministerial Intervention cases.

Ryan's areas of practice include:

  1. Temporary Residence and Permanent Residence Employer sponsored visas, including On-hire Labour Agreements & Enterprise Migration Agreements

  2. Global Mobility services

  3. Judicial Review & Appeals (Federal Courts and at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT))

  4. Family visas (partner, parent, child and adoption visas)

  5. General Skilled Migration visas

  6. Entertainment, Distinguished Talent, Medical Treatment and Sport visas

  7. Visa Cancellations

  8. Ministerial Submissions

  9. Australian Citizenship.

In addition to his Bachelor of Laws degree, Ryan has also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in History) and a Masters degree in International Relations majoring in Human Rights and International Law and Conflict & Security.

Ryan provides exceptional client service with his expert knowledge in his chosen area of law and professional and thorough approach.