Nicholas Poynder graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1979) and Bachelor of Laws (1983) from the University of Tasmania. He was admitted in Tasmania in 1984, then moved to Melbourne where he worked as a solicitor before joining the Victorian Bar in 1990.
After practicing as a barrister in Melbourne from 1990-1992, he worked as a legal adviser to asylum seekers in Port Hedlund (1992). Nicholas then acted as a locum practitioner with the Central Australian Legal Aid Service in Alice Springs (1993).
Nicholas worked as the Coordinator of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service after relocating to Sydney in 1994. From 1995-1998, he served as a Senior Legal Officer with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney. Nicholas joined the NSW Bar in 1998, following the completion of a Masters of Law at the University of New South Wales,
Nicholas’ practice lies in administrative law, with a focus on immigration, human rights and anti-discrimination law. He has been a registered migration agent since the introduction of the registrations scheme in 1992, and appears before the Refugee Review Tribunal and Migration Review Tribunal.
Awards and Recognition
Nicholas is highly regarded in the legal world. The Australian Financial Review listed him in their immigration category of the ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Nicholas is the current outgoing author of the Judicial Review commentary on the LexisNexis Australian Immigration Law Service. He also works as a Clinical Legal Practitioner in the Practical Legal Training Program at the University of Technology Sydney, where he teaches Legal and Professional Skills, and Family Law.
Find out more about Nicholas Poynder and his practice here: http://www.poynder.com.au/
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