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Introducing Charlotte

There have been a few changes at QCL just recently, we have welcomed our newest team member Charlotte, who replaces Sophie at reception. Charlotte comes to us with some great experience having previously worked at Whitecross Medical for 18 months as the receptionist and administrative assistant to their immigration team. Charlotte loves a challenge and […]

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I have a new job, can I update my work visa?

I have a new job, but I still have a lot of time left before my current visa expires, can I update my work visa using a Variation of Conditions? Things do not always go to plan, sometimes you can find yourself in a situation where you have finally gained a work visa but your employment […]


QCL wins Best Corporate Immigration Law Award

Well done Bradley So and the QCL Immigration Team. More evidence that the QCL Immigration lawyers will go the extra mile to get the job done in style. Bradley and the large QCL immigration team have had a superb start to the year in winning “Best for Corporate Immigration – New Zealand” at the AI […]


Welcome Max Shin to Queen City Law

Queen City Law are delighted to welcome a new member to the team, Max Shin. Max joined Queen City Law in 2015 after working at a general law firm in Takapuna, Auckland. His previous legal work was in the property, conveyancing and commercial law spheres. Commercially astute, Max possesses an excellent knack of being able […]


NZAMI Presentation – Practical Applications of the Entrepreneur Policies

The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI) have invited Bradley and Lauren to present on the Entrepreneur Work Visa & Entrepreneur Resident Visa categories on 23 October 2015. The presentation focused on the practical issues and considerations when applying for the Entrepreneur Work Visa and Entrepreneur Resident Visa. The seminar was sold out and was […]

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Immigration New Zealand’s Upcoming Fee Increase & New Levy

Recently the New Zealand Cabinet has agreed to increase immigration fees by 8.3% overall. This is the first major increase since 2012’s 16.7% fee increase. These fees will be implemented on the 7th of December 2015. This will mean that application fees will increase and Immigration New Zealand will also be introducing immigration levies for […]

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How will the TPP affect Intellectual property law in NZ?

The first official TPP text release has confirmed tech sector IP concerns Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is finally out in the open some of the details point to how the legal environment will be changing for NZ tech companies and startups. Initial readings suggest with the TPP we are getting US-style copyright […]


Rita Worner appointed to New Zealand Law Society Immigration and Refugee Committee

Queen City Law lawyer Rita Worner has been appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society. The committee undertakes important work in the areas of immigration and refugee law, including but not limited to monitoring proposed legislative reforms, making submissions, and consulting with government departments and other organisations. Rita […]

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Rocket – A New Board for the Surfing Lawyer

Summer is coming and the sea is beckoning all Boaties, Surfers, Swimmers and Fisherman. This year QCL have helped Marguerite with a new competition board. Check out the picture of Rocket & Marguerite. Now she is out practicing & getting ready for another year of competition on the Womans Masters Surfing circuit.  When I ask Marguerite about […]