Immigration Lawyers

Vanessa Downing | Immigration Lawyer / Migration Agent

Vanessa Downing was admitted as a solicitor in 2006 and has worked with Craddock Murray Neumann ever since.

Vanessa has acted in many of the firm’s matters that fall under the Immigration Application Advice Assistance Scheme (IAAAS), a Federal Government scheme that involves assisting international refugees with their applications for visas to stay in Australia.

Vanessa is dedicated to assisting clients wherever possible, and to understanding their individual situation, circumstances and cultural background. Working extensively in refugee and general immigration law, Vanessa has established a sound knowledge of the political situations in our clients’ countries of origin. Vanessa uses her details understanding of our clients’ cases to present thorough and persuasive applications to the Department of Immigration, the Immigration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal.

In addition to her role with Craddock Murray Neumann, Vanessa is continuing with a successful acting career that involves both theatre and television work.

Qualifications

  • BA/LLB
  • MARN 0640768

Rachel Koo | Immigration Lawyer / Migration Agent

Rachel has been working at Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers since June 2011. She has been admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court as a solicitor and is also a registered migration agent.

Rachel graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws, and also holds a Master of Laws from Sydney University. She has extensive experience in various visa types including refugee and family visas, drafting submissions to the Department of Immigration and Migration and Refugee Review Tribunal, and has been instrumental in achieving numerous successful visa applications. 

She is friendly, approachable, patient and enjoys meeting people from all walks of life.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The College of Law)
  • Masters of Law (University of Sydney)
  • OMARA Registration Number 1383084
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