Kathryn Viegas

Areas of expertise

  • Educating lawyers, registered migration agents and others with an interest in Australian immigration and citizenship law
  • Training lawyers and mentoring law students
  • Managing complex immigration matters involving issues relating to family violence, health, character, visa cancelations and requests for Ministerial intervention 

Academic Qualifications

BSc (Psychology), UNSW

LLB, UNSW

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, ANU

LLM, USyd

Professional Organisation

Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.

Kathryn Viegas

BSc, LLM

Kathryn Viegas is currently a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.

Kathryn graduated with degrees in Psychology and Law from The University of New South Wales. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University, and was admitted to practice in 2003. She has been a registered migration agent since 2003. In 2006, she was awarded a Master of Laws degree from The University of Sydney.

Kathryn has worked in community legal centres as well as in boutique immigration law firms. She has worked at the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre in Sydney, after which she co-founded an immigration law firm that she operated from 2005 to 2013. Before joining Nomos Pty Ltd in 2016, Kathryn worked as a Senior Associate at a specialist immigration law firm in Sydney.

Kathryn has extensive experience in dealing with a range of immigration and citizenship law matters, through all stages of the application and appeals processes. Kathryn is the current President of the Management Committee of the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre. She is also a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Law Council of Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.  She has also been a volunteer solicitor at the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre, the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre in Sydney. 


Publications and Editorial Contacts

Professional Contact

T: +61 2 9331 1533

F: +61 2 9331 5353

M: +61 405 413 675

E: kathryn.viegas@nomos.com.au



Speaking Engagements

  • Nomos Education seminars and workshops – current and ongoing
  • Immigration Advice & Rights Centre – 2006 to 2009
  • Contributing author, The Immigration Kit


Memberships

  • Current President – Management Committee, Immigration Advice and Rights Centre
  • Member – Law Council of Australia, Law Society of NSW, Women Lawyers Association of NSW, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0532285 – registered since 2003)