April 4, 2019

Partnership-based visa workshop

Recently, staff from Queen City Law attended a workshop with Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) in regards to preparing and submitting “decision ready” visa applications under the partnership-based categories.  The workshop was held in INZ’s Hamilton branch.  The Hamilton branch primarily deal with on-shore partnership-based visa applications while off-shore applications are reviewed by branches in Manila, Mumbai and New Delhi to name a few. During this workshop discussions were held between key members of the Hamilton branch on how to prepare an application under the partnership category to the highest quality.  A high quality application, known as a “low touch” application, […]
February 25, 2019

QCL critique on Minister’s unfettered powers of Special Direction

Queen City Law’s Principal, Marcus Beveridge, has previously appeared in several interviews on national television and radio with regards to the polarising decisions of the Minister of Immigration New Zealand, Iain Lees-Galloway, and the deportation of convict Karel Sroubek. This controversial case was the hot topic for water cooler conversations around the country as it unravelled over the course of several weeks. Due to the political undercurrent running through the case the actual crux of the problem has been clouded over and almost forgotten, but Marcus cut to the heart of the issue and only dealt with the hard facts. […]
November 27, 2018

November Seminar – Queen City Law presentation on Accredited Employers and Section 61

Recently Queen City Law was asked by Legalwise to present at their annual Immigration Law Update conference. Jack Cheng and Bradley So attended the conference and presented on the process of Accreditation and Section 61 requests. Please click here for Practical Tips – accredited employer and section 61 applications – November presentation. Please click here for comments on accreditation  
November 8, 2017

QCL Presents at Legalwise Immigration Law Intensive: Key Changes Seminar

Several Queen City Law lawyers including Principal Marcus Beveridge, Associate Bradley So, Consultant Jack Cheng and Solicitor Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh) were invited to present at the Legalwise Immigration Law Intensive: Key Changes seminar. The seminar was a great success. Marcus Beveridge the post chairman of NZAMI and immediate convenor of the New Zealand Immigration and Refugee Law committee chaired the presentation and was warmly received by approximately 60 or so lawyers in attendance. Queen City Law lawyers, Bradley, Jack and Shoosh presented on 3 topics.   Bradley provided an overview of Investor Category updates and “Hoops and Hurdles” in […]
February 3, 2016

Sustainable Business Migration NZAMI

These presentations by Marcus Beveridge and Darren Calder explain themes in the sustainable business polices for Investment Visas to  Sustainable Business Policies NZ.Darren Calder August 2015 DO WE HAVE A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS POLICY: Has the pendulum swung too far? Marcus Beveridge