About Us

Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers began as the law firm of Walter Parish in 1888. John Patience joined the firm in 1937, and for many years Parish Patience was a leading commercial law firm in Sydney.

David Bitel, joined the firm in 1976, and following significant changes to Administrative and then Immigration Law in the 1980s, he specialised in immigration law. The Parish Patience Immigration law section has since grown into one of the largest specialist immigration law practices in Australia.

Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers has been a well-known and reputable firm within the immigration profession.

Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers, Migration Agents and other staff regularly present papers at major Australian and international conferences, and have assisted thousands of visa applicants at every stage of the application and appeal process.

Our professional team at Parish Patience is committed to establishing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients.  We offer trusted, personal and practical advice at cost effective rates best suited to each individual case.

The staff at Parish Patience has the experience, expertise and qualifications to provide high quality service in immigration (ranging from skilled migration, business opportunities to refugee, students and Federal Court matters) and non-Immigration matters (Litigation, Family Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Conveyancing, Succession Law).

Our Mission

Our mission at Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers is to provide high-quality, personal, and practical advice to our clients at a cost-effective rate. We are committed to establishing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading provider of immigration services in Australia. We will achieve this by continuing to provide trusted, personal, and practical advice to our clients. We will also ensure that our staff are experts in their field and are able to provide the highest level of service possible.

Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents

Our Professional Team

Michael Jones - Immigration Specialist and Director

Michael Jones

Director
Legal Practice Manager
Accredited Specialist in Migration Law

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Alasdair Dougall - Director, Legal Practitioner

Alasdair Dougall

Director and Legal Practitioner

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Thong

Thong Nguyen

Director & Senior Registered Migration Agent

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Manalingam Sutharshan (Shan) - Director and Senior Registered Migration Agent

Mahalingam Sutharshan (Shan)

Director & Senior Registered Migration Agent

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Aneri Shah - Registered Migration Agent

Aneri Shah

Registered Migration Agent

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Ali Charif, Registered Migration Agent

Ali Charif

Registered Migration Agent

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Ashwina Krishnan - Lawyer & Registered Migration Agent

Ashwina Krishnan

Lawyer & Registered Migration Agent

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David Wong

Firm Adviser

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Careers at Parish Patience Lawyers

Join the award winning team ...

Great careers don’t just happen. You have to go out and find them. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to really make a difference in your career, check us out. We’re an award-winning team that’s always looking for talented, ambitious people to join us.