Marcus Beveridge has been appointed as Convener of the New Zealand Law Society Immigration and Refugee Committee for the next two years. To download a printable PDF of this post click here. To read more about Marcus click here. This Committee comprises 6 senior immigration lawyers based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
As part of this appointment Marcus and QCL Immigration Lawyer Rita Worner (to read more about Rita click here ) will travel to Wellington this coming week for meetings with WDLS and NZLS.
Over the last 20 years Marcus and his team(s) of highly specialized immigration lawyers, have successfully lodged and had approved literally hundreds of applications, particularly under the Business, Entrepreneur, Skilled Migrant and Temporary categories. Together with his firm, Queen City Law, Marcus has probably acted on more successful permanent resident applications than any other lawyer in New Zealand. Queen City Law is largely focused on millionaire and business based immigration and does not practice in the refugee sphere but the firm can refer any such cases to experienced Barristers.
Marcus was formerly Chairman of NZAMI (New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment) and retains a good rapport with many of the Immigration Advisors who make up the membership of this association.
The New Zealand Law Society Immigration Committee mainly concentrates on law reform – an area in which Marcus has much experience, having been actively involved in various reviews of immigration applications (mainly in the business-based categories) over the last decade which is now a topical issue again as further business immigration reviews are afoot.
Formerly Marcus was also Chairman of the Asian Business Association – a position he held for five years. He was also joint Vice Chairman for several years of the New Zealand / Indonesia Business Council – a bilateral Business Council Marcus co- founded when he was at Bell Gully with Ken Geard formerly of MFAT. Sir Ron Carter ( Beca Engineers ) was Chairman of this Business Council and Marcus, who speaks fluent Indonesian from his time there as an AFS exchange student enjoyed this Business Council very much and its dealings at that time with the ASEAN / NZ Business Council.
Queen City Law Senior Associate John Jon also sits on the Auckland District Law Society Property Law Committee, having been a member of this committee for some years. To read more about John click here.
Senior Consultant Ross Dillon presently sits on the Auckland District Law Society Civil Litigation Committee and has also served on the ADLS Library Committee. To read more about Ross click here.
Jan Chen, a QCL Lawyer also sits on the Auckland District Law Society Commercial Law Committee. To read more about Jan click here.
Given these positions are voluntary and can be time consuming, this is one way that Queen City Law is able to give something back to the legal industry which continues to be kind to the firm. Also Queen City Law Lawyers, by getting actively involved in assorted specialized law committees at both local and national level, remain abreast with, and in some cases influence, important legal issues, which mean the practitioner’s knowledge baskets continue to grow, which in turn is of direct benefit to the clients we represent. To contact us click here.