Nicky Robertson

Special Counsel

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Nicky is a specialist immigration lawyer with over 14 years’ experience. In her role she provides practical advice and assistance to employers and individual migrants with all types of immigration matters.

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As well as assisting individual clients, both onshore and offshore, with all types of visa applications, Nicky provides professional assistance with complex immigration issues. This includes helping prepare complex medical and character waiver submissions, requests to the Minister of Immigration seeking the grant of special directions and appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (Tribunal). She also helps clients contest their deportation liability.

For those individuals who wish to secure residence in New Zealand, Nicky works with them to help plan out a pathway to help successfully achieve this outcome. From her extensive experience, Nicky understands how emotive applying for residence can be and therefore works to keep the process as stress free as possible. Once eligible, Nicky helps them obtain New Zealand citizenship.

Nicky also assists businesses to obtain employer accreditation with Immigration New Zealand, and subsequently visas for migrant workers.

Nicky has also presented seminars for licensed immigration advisers and lawyers. She has also had articles published on topics of interest.

Recent highlights

  • Securing the discretionary grant of residence under Ministerial special direction, for individuals who were otherwise ineligible for residence under any of the existing residence categories, based on their specific circumstances

  • Acting for a New Zealand resident to successfully help contest their deportation liability.

  • Helping a client to secure a character waiver and further temporary visa where they had a pending legal matter.

  • Preparing a successful appeal on behalf of a client to the Tribunal where it upheld submissions that INZ had incorrectly declined a Skilled Migrant Category residence application, where the individual worked in a franchise retail establishment.

  • Securing the grant of visas for a group of workers from offshore to travel to New Zealand to complete specific specialised work on a million-dollar project.

Nicky's insights

Are you a small business and wonder what the process is for bringing staff in from overseas?

21 May 2024

Immigration Alert! Changes to Accredited Employer Work Visa Scheme

8 April 2024

New Zealand Immigration – What will the next 3 years look like?

2 February 2024

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