Welcome To Australink Alliance
Australink Alliance Lawyers & Migration Consultants is a boutique firm offering the local community city firm skill and experience and specialization acquired during nearly 30 years of legal business practice and operation.
Andrew and his wife Olga established Australink Alliance Lawyers & Migration Consultants in Forest Lake Shopping Centre in February 2013. Andrew is an experienced senior legal practitioner and a registered migration agent having extensive experience in practicing in the area of Wills and Estate administration and disputes, business law and commercial leasing as well as Australian immigration law.
Andrew is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia with nearly 30 years of experience in law. He is also a Registered Migration Agent as well as a Justice of the Peace since approximately 1973.
Andrew speaks Russian, French and has a working knowledge of Farci (Persian language).
After arriving in Australia from Iran with his parents in 1959, Andrew studied to become a High School Teacher and then went on to study Law and was admitted as Solicitor in 1985. In 1987 he completed his articles of clerkship with Chambers McNab Tully & Wilson now known as Corrs Chambers Westgarth a top tier national Australian law firm and in 1987 established his own law practice.
Upon setting up his own practice, members of the local Russian community started asking Andrew, on behalf of family and friends, for advice and information about immigration, buying and selling property, wills and other general areas of legal practice. From here a successful career grew.
Andrew has competent experience and skill in the following areas of law:
•Establishing Family Discretionary Trusts, Unit Trusts and corporate business structures;
•Acquisition of buying and selling shopping centres and other commercial buildings;
•Leasing relating to retail shop leasing, commercial leasing and nursing homes and child care centres;
•Employment Law and the law dealing with Unfair Dismissal and Discrimination;
•Property Law including acquisition of homes, land and subdivision of land and strata titling;
•Estate and Probate Law, preparing Wills and Testamentary Trusts, TFM claims and contesting the validity of Wills;
•Immigration Law including business migration applications, special grants for permanent residency, visas, reviews to the Migration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Tribunal and the Federal Court.
Andrew for most of his career since admission as a Solicitor in February of 1987 has been a principal of his own practice and practised as a sole practitioner as well as in partnership with a number of firms.
Between 1996 and 1998 Andrew was the Managing Partner of the firm of Nicol Robinson & Kidd as it was known then where his portfolio included business law, commercial leasing as well as immigration.
Andrew is very aware of the many different issues people face and aim to make immigration easy. In the areas of business and commercial practice he has had extensive experience in acting for owners of large and small shopping centres and assisting people in the acquisition of businesses.
In the course of his professional career has been involved extensively with ethnic communities.
Andrew has also served a number of professional committees within the Queensland Law Society as well as the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Migration Institute of Australia.
Andrew also believes in giving back to the community. He provides pro bono legal advice at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service in West End as well as being the solicitor for St Nicholas Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in Exile. As Andrew is both a Solicitor and a Justice of the Peace, he also provide free witnessing and document certifying services for the local community without the requirement of making an appointment.
Academic: Professional Membership:
Certificate of Teaching (MGTC) 1971 Queensland Law Society
Bachelor of Arts (U of Q) 1976 Migration Alliance
Bachelor of Laws (U of Q) 1985 Migration Institute of Australia
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1987)
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia (1990)
Registered Migration Agent No. 59622
A Justice of the Peace
Olga is a Solicitor, registered to practice in Queensland and in the Russian Federation.
Olga was a Principal of a Law Practice in Khabarovsk, Russia between 1995 and 2000 and
She has about 9 years experience in practising law in Russia as a qualified lawyer.
Since migrating to Australia in 2000 Olga always has been involved in law practice assisting Andrew in immigration matters and administration of the law office.
Upon migrating to Australia Olga completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Queensland and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2012.
Olga practices in the area of Administration of Estates and has an extensive knowledge of Australian Immigration Law and Practice.
She is fluent in both the Russian and the English languages.
Bachelor of Laws (Moscow Institute of Law) 1991
Juris Doctor (U of Q) 2010
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia (2012)
Queensland Law Society
Peter Duell is Special Counsel appointed to work in Australink Alliance Lawyers and Migration Consultants in the area Wills and Deceased Estate Law. The firm is proud to have such a respectable and experienced senior practitioner as a member of the firm.
After the death of his Father in 1969 Peter had commenced as an articled clerk with his father’s firm of Duell Roberts and Kane Solicitors in 1960 and Peter was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1965.
Soon after admission Peter became Principal of his own firm ST Duell and Son for many years and acted for his clients in all areas of law including criminal, family and civil matters, all the while continuing to be drawn to the area of Wills and Estates.
Peter has worked in the area of Estate Law which he continues to be interested in and he has acquired excellent knowledge and practical experience in this area of the law, particularly in estate administration and disputes. Given his long term experience and knowledge in this area of the Law Peter has competently and successfully acted in complex deceased estate administration and dispute matters.
Peter’s ability to relate to his clients and explain matters to them in a way that resonates with them also makes him an excellent mediator for property, estate and elder law matters.
Peter is an external review officer with Qld Legal Aid Office a position which involves Peter attending the Queensland Legal Aid Office once a month to review decisions refusing aid and has the discretion to be able to override that decision.
Peter’s experience, skill and knowledge over 52 years of practice provides Australink Alliance Lawyers and Migration Consultants the ability to give invaluable assistance to and promote the interests of our clients.
Nicole joined the firm in April 2016 bringing with her a wealth of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law.
Nicole was born in Sydney, New South Wales where she worked as a legal secretary after graduating from High School in 3 various sized law firms.
In 1998, Nicole and her family moved to Inverell where she continued to work in law firms until moving to Queensland.
Nicole has completed the required units in Conveyancing Practice, Contract and Property Law with the Southern Cross University and has worked predominantly as a Legal Secretary and Conveyancer with law firms not only in New South Wales but also in Queensland for the last 10 years.
In 2017 Nicole completed the Justice of the Peace course with TAFE Qld and is presently awaiting her registration as a Justice of the Peace (Qual.) which will prove a further asset to clients.
Nicole has an affable nature and is eager to provide competent, courteous and dedicated attention to client’s needs.