Virginia, US
Jane is the Practice Leader of Fragomen’s Sheffield office with overall responsibility for all legal, professional and corporate functions.
 
Jane previously worked as a Global Client Relationship Director in our Matawan and New York offices with responsibility for the operational and strategic management of worldwide immigration services for her clients. Prior to moving to the US, she was Special Counsel at our Sydney office in Australia where she managed a legal team together with overall responsibility for support services. She has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 1993.
 
Prior to joining Fragomen, she was a Partner in an immigration law practice based in Sydney and worked in community organizations providing immigration advice. Jane has been a member of the Conduct Panel of the Australian government’s Migration Agents Registration Authority and is a former member of the Australian government’s Social Security Appeals Tribunal. She also served on the New South Wales Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Committee which is responsible for assessing eligibility for entry into the specialization.
 
Jane has lectured extensively on immigration law, including serving as a part-time lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and at the University of Technology, Sydney. While in Australia she was editor of the LexisNexis Australian Immigration Law service as well as a frequent contributor to publications such as the NSW Law Society Journal, the Immigration Review, Immigration News and Human Capital.
 
Jane has worked with a number of pro bono initiatives, including her involvement with an advisory service program to overseas students through the Redfern Legal Centre.

Education


Australian National University | Bachelor of Law, 1986
Australian National University | B.A., 1983

Awards

Best Lawyers in Australia – Immigration Law, 2008 to 2014
 
Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law – Sydney, Best Lawyers, 2013
 
Recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2017

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials:  Registered Migration Agent (MARN 9368525), Accredited Specialist – Immigration Law, Law Society of NSW 1994-2013)
 
Bar Admissions: New South Wales
 
Court Admissions: Supreme Court of New South Wales, High Court of Australia
 
Memberships: Member, Migration Institute of Australia, Member, Law Society of New South Wales
Assisted corporations with managing compliance with business sponsorship obligations and labor agreements
 
Briefed human resource managers and senior managers on immigration related issues, including compliance obligations
 
Advised corporations and individuals on complex technical issues regarding immigration visa eligibility and related planning
 
Assisted individuals in relation to the full range of Australian visas, including skills migration, family, distinguished talent, and business skills visas
 
Represented clients before the Migration Review Tribunal and assisted clients in compliance and visa cancellation matters

Publications and Lectures

Contributing Author, Australian Immigration Law, Volumes 1997-2013. Australia: LexisNexis, 1990. Print and Electronic.

Editor, Immigration Review, Vols. 2002 – 2003: Print.

Author, The Immigration Kit: A Practical Guide to Australia’s Immigration Law, 4th and 5th edition. Annandale NSW, Australia: The Federation Press, 1995 and 1997. Print.