About us

Joseph Italiano & Associates is a national legal practice specialising in Immigration and Citizenship Law and  has been operating since 2000 and is located in Melbourne. The practice offers services in Italian, Arabic and Albanian and has two immigration lawyers, including an Accredited Immigration Law specialist since 2004 (www.liv.asn.au/specialists).

Joseph Italiano, the firm’s Principal Lawyer, was a member of the Immigration Review Tribunal for 10 years (1989 – 1999) and was the instructing solicitor in Paduano v MIMIA & MRT [2005] FCA 211 which clarified the meaning of ‘compelling’. Paduano was cited with approval by the High Court in Plaintiff M64-2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 50 (17 December 2015).

Given Joseph’s long experience with the Immigration Review Tribunals, he has particular expertise and experience in Tribunal advocacy and reviews.

The practice also offers a consultancy service to non-legally trained migration agents.

Joseph Italiano & Associates is a participating member of the LIV Limitation of Liability Scheme. Our Liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Further information relating to the scheme is available at (www.liv.asn.au). A copy of the scheme can be provided on request.


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