Our team of immigration law specialists have considerable expertise in assisting clients to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles of the New Zealand immigration process. For these clients, working through the New Zealand immigration process would have been otherwise challenging.
We can help you whether you wish to move to New Zealand for work, study or business, or if you merely wish to visit our beautiful country. We specialise in complex cases but are also prepared to handle routine matters.
On your behalf, we will work with the relevant branch of Immigration New Zealand to ensure that all requirements are met and information is presented in the best way possible for a positive outcome.
As a law firm, we observe ethical guidelines and the code of conduct governed by the New Zealand Law Society. As lawyers we are exempted from the Immigration Advisors regime under the Immigration Advisors Licensing Act 2007.
Kamil Lakshman is IDESI LEGAL Limited’s Principal Lawyer, with years of experience in Immigration Law.
Mrs Lakshman holds a prominent position in the extended Wellington community. She is often asked to serve on Governmental consultation groups on migrant and refugee matters. She is an influential member in many Refugee and Migrant communities and has chaired many boards.
Mrs Lakshman is long standing member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Wellington Immigration and Refugee Law Committee, she is now the committee Convenor for the last two years and her membership of the National Immigration and Refugee Law Reform committee has been renewed for another term. She is also a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals, and the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment. She also represents the New Zealand Law Society on Immigration New Zealand’s reference group ,which consults on wider Immigration issues.
She writes regular columns and articles regarding immigration related issues and hosts a weekly radio program “Koffee with Kamil”, discussing pertinent issues in relation to New Zealand Immigration Law.
Mrs Lakshman initially completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After which she worked for many years in the Ministry of Education as a Divisional Manager. At this stage she commenced and completed her Diploma in Corporate Management and Masters in Business Administration in International Management. She then went on to complete her LLB from Victoria University of Wellington. She was admitted to the New Zealand High Court as Barrister and Solicitor in 2000.
She is often involved with various issues arising in Immigration related areas and has a passion for representing those that have been wronged. Mrs Lakshman has organised multiple humanitarian appeals to aid Fiji relief efforts. She has a spiritual bent including enjoying yoga, meditation.
As co-coordinator of “Mamta”, an Asian Women’s group she has successfully lobbied the New Zealand Government on many migrant issues. Te-Papa, the New Zealand National Museum has benefited from her input in regards to the “Aainaa – Indian Wedding in New Zealand” exhibition and also in a series of ongoing lectures and forums.
Rhyn Visser graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1995 with an LLB. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in South Africa. He worked there as an Attorney at Smit Vorster Attorneys and eventually became a partner at that firm. He had other business interests before later migrating with his family to New Zealand.
Rhyn was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Wellington after migrating. He joined the Law Society of New Zealand as a legal officer and worked there for seven years in the area of law reform.
Rhyn joined IDESI LEGAL at the start of 2015 as an Immigration Lawyer. He has shown an aptitude for dealing with complex immigration matters and finds the challenge rewarding. Rhyn has a particularly good manner with clients. As an immigrant himself, Rhyn can relate to the stress that clients face during the immigration process.
Rhyn is passionate about immigration law and human rights matters. He is also a member of the Immigration and Refugee Law Committee of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.