Managing Associate, MARN 1386236
After completing a combined Bachelor of Laws and Arts (major: History) at the University of Melbourne, Leah joined Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers as a lawyer and migration agent in 2013 and is a Senior Lawyer with the firm.
Leah advises across all visa subclasses and complex issues and regularly appears before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration & Refugee Division) in merits review appeals and also has experience running judicial review matters at the Federal Circuit Court. In addition to her interest in humanitarian issues, Leah has extensive experience in skilled, partner and family migration including family violence matters.
Leah is passionate about her work and is a strong advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. Leah is the current Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Refugee Law Reform Committee and Legacy Caseload Working Group. She also Chairs the Visa Reform Taskforce of the Human Trafficking Resource and Assistance Centre. Leah assists in co-ordinating the firm’s pro-bono practice and regularly supervises volunteers at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Maurice Blackburn after hours legal clinics.
Combining her passion for her work and clients together with her high level of experience, legal knowledge and work ethic mean that Leah is always striving for the best possible outcome for her clients.