Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers

Dear Client/s, 

Please be informed that Parish Patience Bitel Immigration Lawyers are moving to new modern premises.

From 1st December 2016 our address will be:

Level 3, 83 York Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000.

This is in York Street near the corner of King Street, half way between WYNYARD and TOWNHALL stations.

The building is a Heritage Building with a sandstone façade.We welcome you to new, enlarged working premises from 1st December 2016. Our level of the service will be expert and friendly in keeping with our office.

Parish Patience Bitel Immigration Lawyers.

This is to inform everyone that there has been ONLY ONE entity which has been led and managed by David Bitel trading under the name Parish Patience. Members of the public are requested to be vigilant, and if in doubt please refer to our website or contact us directly. All our contact details remain the same, Phone: +61 2 9286 8700, Address: Level 1, 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000, Website:

PARISH PATIENCE IMMIGRATION has become an incorporated law firm and now operates as a company.

David Bitel had been working toward to incorporating his firm for a number of years. The new company is Parish Patience Bitel Pty Ltd., trading as Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers.

We will continue to offer the same, wide range of immigration advice and service, and there will be no change with regard to ongoing work for clients.

Business will continue as normal from 338 Pitt St. SYDNEY.

Directors of the new company are:

Michael Jones:                            Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer and Legal  Practice                                                                                                        Manager

Blair Commin:                            Finance Director, Office Manager

Adrian Bitel:                               Administrative Director

Motasim Billah:                         Director and Case Manager

Golam Mostafa:                         Director and Case Manager

Mahalingam Sutharshan:          Director, Registered Migration Agent

Thong Nguyen:                          Director, Registered Migration Agent

We will be contacting all clients to advice them of this change which we believe will be of benefit to all clients.

Employer Sponsored Visa


Skilled Migration
Student Visas


Asylum Seekers
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Other Family and Child


Non Immigration
Law Matters

Welcome to Parish Patience Immigration, lawyers

Walter Parish established his Law Practice in Sydney in 1888. He was joined a few years later by John Patience and the firm became Parish Patience. The firm has been continuously in the forefront of legal practice ever since, with the names of the two original partners being kept long after they had both died.

David Bitel joined the firm in 1976, originally working in Family Law under Ross Barwick. He soon switched to Immigration Law where he found his major interest. He became an acknowledged expert in the field and by the time of his recent death he had been accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a Specialist in Australian Immigration Law since accreditation over 20 years ago.

The firm has now been incorporated under the name Parish Patience Bitel. The legal Practice Manager is Michael Jones, who is also an Accredited Specialist in Australian Immigration Law. Michael work with David in Parish Patience from 1989 until 2000, then returned as a consultant and Senior Counsel in 2013. In that position he and David successfully ran two landmark Court cases that overturned the interpretation of the law by the Department of Immigration and Migration Review Tribunal in dozens of decisions.

In 2015 Diana Tong, a registered migration agent who had been an employee and salaried partner with Parish Patience and Howard Murdoch, who had qualified as a Lawyer while employed by the firm, set up their own practice under the Parish Patience Immigration Services.

The firm of Parish Patience Bitel carries on a continuous heritage of nearly 130 years of legal tradition, including 40 years that David Bitel dedicated to that tradition. We have no ongoing relationship with the firm set up recently by Ms Tong and Mr Murdoch.