William Markwell is a Barrister-at-Law admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Queensland in February 2001 and at the same time became a Registered Migration Agent No. 0101142.
William practises almost exclusively in Migration Law and undertakes all areas of this very challenging and daunting area of law and practice including applications for refugees and business and student visas. William undertakes visa applications, as well as undertaking and preparing applications for merits review in both the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal. William also undertakes Judicial Review applications in both the courts at first instance and superior courts.
William has an extremely high success rate in relation to all applications for visas and also has an impressive success rate in the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals.
William has significant academic qualifications having completed a Masters of Law at the University of Queensland which was conferred in July 2014 and also being on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.
William has provided legal advice to other Migration professionals in South Africa and the United Kingdom in relation to difficult cases pertaining to health and character matters and also children where custody and guardianship has to be obtained from the foreign jurisdiction before applying to migrate to Australia.
William has also given expert evidence in the High Court in the United Kingdom via video link from Brisbane in relation to Australian Immigration Law. William’s evidence influenced the Court’s decision in that the Plaintiff would not have been granted an Australian visa and subsequently received an award of approximately £4,000,000 or $AUD9,000,000 in 2006.
William is a Member of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (“OMARA”) and OMARA strenuously regulates Migration Agents from unethical practice and if such practice is detected then the responsible Migration Agent may be disciplined. All Migration Agents are subject to the OMARA Code of Conduct.