Alice Graziotti LAWYER & PRACTICE LEADER - CHARACTER AND VISA CANCELLATIONS
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia
Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
Alice is a senior immigration lawyer and Leader of Estrin Saul Lawyers’ Character and Visa Cancellations Practice.
Her passion lies in assisting visa holders experiencing family violence to leave abusive relationships without losing their ability to remain in Australia, and assisting those facing character cancellation or refusal due to criminal convictions. She regularly represents clients dealing with the Department of Home Affairs, as well as at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court.
Alice particularly enjoys the complexity of these two areas and the interesting and individual situations that they give rise to. She has also given a number of workshops and presentations for the Migration Institute of Australia, the Law Society of WA and the Law Council of Australia, as well as for other private law firms. She regularly works with Law Access to improve access to justice for people detained in immigration detention, particularly those facing permanent removal from Australia and their families.
“The service provided by the firm was exceptional from the start. We were given wrong advice from our previous migration agent and had the visa refused, and were lost, frustrated and confused with what to do next. Armed with their experience and knowledge in the law, Daniel Estrin and his team helped meticulously craft a plan to assist us. Special thanks has to go to Alice who was able to calmly help us overcome hurdles and roadblocks that we faced during the process, in the most painless way as possible. We highly recommend anyone who is uncertain or having issues with the migration process, to go through Estrin and Saul. #thisfirmisawesome ” – RH & YZ
“Legal English language could be very complicated, when struck with NOICC storm it’s advised to visit the best and be honest. We did that in our complicated case, rightly suggested by my spouse we chose Estrin Saul to represent us. We met Alice and her thorough understanding of the immigration laws and her genuine interest in our case helped us to put forward our response in a timely manner. She imbibed confidence in us and helped us understand the process, and also made us aware of their capabilities to help us represent through to the last possible step if required. Luckily their representation was accepted by the Department allowing us to survive the NOICC storm.” – Name withheld
11 May 2021 – Successful before the Federal Court in arguing that the Minister failed to engage with representations when making a personal decision to not revoke cancellation of a visa on character grounds (10-year prison sentence))
2 Dec 2020: Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (good character requirement for Australian citizenship) – link here.
25 Nov 2020: Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (s501, financial offences) – link here
6 November 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (family violence provisions)
4 November 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (substantial criminal record including family violence and drug trafficking) – s501 – link here
30 October 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (permanent visa refusal set aside on the papers) – genuine relationship established
30 October 2020 – Successful response to Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation of Partner visa on the basis of criminal convictions
28 October 2020 – Successful partner visa grant (family violence provisions)
17 September 2020 – Successful Partner visa grant (family violence provisions)
28 July 2020 – Successful before the Federal Court in arguing that a personal decision by the Minister to not revoke cancellation of a visa on character grounds was legally unreasonable (life imprisonment)) (https://jade.io/article/757644)
28 July 2020 – Successful response to Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation of approval of Australian citizenship – approval not cancelled
9 June 2020 – Successful 186 visa grant (health waiver required)
5 May 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (genuine relationship established)
8 April 2020 – Successful Partner visa grant (family violence provisions)
2 April 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (substantial criminal record including online grooming offence) – s501 (http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AATA/2020/1255.html)
28 February 2020 – Successful before Federal Court on AAT’s failure to consider good character at time of decision on a citizenship application (https://jade.io/article/713981)
12 February 2020 – Successful at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (substantial criminal record) – s501 (http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AATA/2020/159.html)
College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2015)
University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Laws (2014)
University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts (2014)
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