Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers


Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers, a long-established, city-based immigration law firm is seeking an experienced and currently registered Migration Lawyer and/or Migration Agent.  The successful applicant  should have a good working knowledge of the various visa sub-classes - experience with skilled and business visas would be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will also be able to consult with potential clients and provide them with appropriate information and available options. You will have the opportunity to further develop your career in the long term in a stimulating and diverse environment and be exposed to all areas of the law across the full range of visa sub-classes, including Tribunal and immigration litigation work.

This position is ideal for a motivated and experienced agent who would like to take the next step in their career and who can work with minimal supervision, is well organised, with an eye for detail. You will also be required to delegate work to a group who will report to you. Some international travel may occasionally be required.

The position is full time and is not offered to students or to those seeking part time work or anyone not currently MARA registered. Remuneration and benefits are negotiable based on experience and qualifications

Contact Number: +61 02 9286 8700 or email:

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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 Pty Ltd trading as Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers. On 17 August 2016, Mr. Michael Jones (Accredited Specialist in Australian Immigration Law) as Legal Practice Manager. Michael worked 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.

The firm of Parish Patience Bitel carries on a continuous heritage of more than 130 years of legal tradition, including 40 years that David Bitel dedicated to that tradition.