Peter Papadopoulos - NOMOS

Peter Papadopoulos

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Peter Papadopoulos is currently a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of legal advice and representation, advisory services and educational programmes. He is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Peter was admitted to practise law in 1996 after graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler. He has been a registered migration agent since 1997. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked as a solicitor at King Wood Mallesons and a Senior Associate at Gadens Lawyers. Between 2000 and May 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. From May 2014 until December 2015, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young.

Peter is an expert in immigration law matters with extensive professional experience in advising clients both in Australia and abroad. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee and the Migration Institute of Australia.  He has also served as the Secretary to the International Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.  Peter is committed to pro bono work and has been an active volunteer solicitor at the Victorian AIDS Council HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, a chair at the Australian Society of HIV Medicine 2006 National Conference and a director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit youth organisation.

Peter regularly presents seminars and workshops to Australian migration lawyers on various aspects of immigration and citizenship law and policy, having done so through his own businesses Nomos Education and Migration Practice Essentials (MPE).  Peter has also shared his knowledge by presenting migration law seminars on behalf of the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria, Australian Institute of Administrative Law (Victorian Chapter), RMIT University, the Migration Institute of Australia and Ernst & Young.

University of MelbourneBBus 1994University of MelbourneLL.B 1994
Migration Practice EssentialsLaw Institute of VictoriaLaw Society of New South WalesMigration Institute of Australia

Client Comments

"Peter Papadopoulos is a sophisticated migration lawyer. He is an expert in immigration law matter. Peter provides solutions for his clients and makes sure his clients get the best possible result. He helped us solve an extremely difficult case, using his knowledge and ability to help me get a fair result in the end. My partner and I want to thank Peter from the bottom of our hearts. "

"After spending almost a decade in Australia, time came when my family decided to make Australia home. This sort of decision triggers the desire to engage a professional lawyer (not that you have to, but given the paperwork and if resources allow, this can be an effective way to deal with the complex immigration department.) The issue is everyone will claim to be the best immigration lawyer. Our experience with Peter Papadopoulos has been absolutely amazing. Peter is a real professional who will accept to take up the matter because he knows he will succeed, not because he wants money. The honesty and professionalism that we have experienced in engaging Peter is the best I can recommend. Peter will always give you an update (good or bad) and will provide you with the evidence of what is going on, in writing. One other thing I like about Peter is that he has a 'human approach' to dealing with immigration matters where he is very sensitive to human emotion. This may vary with individuals, but he has high level of respect for his clients no matter the situation. His work is thorough and excellent. His services are what I may call 'value for money.' You pay while at the same time appreciating the work done and knowing the stage of your case. This is the best lawyer one wants to represent your case. "

"Peter Papadopoulos provided us a first rate service in handling a complex application for permanent residency. Peter was forthright in giving advice. He was invaluable in navigating the DIAC process and in making a credible and compelling argument that ultimately resulted in our case being approved. We are very grateful to Peter for his diligence, patience and attention to detail when dealing with our case and would wholeheartedly recommend his services to prospective clients."

"Our immigration case involved some medical complications and we were quite overwhelmed at the prospect of navigating the process successfully. Deciding to seek professional help with our case, we felt an immediate and continued sense of relief to have discovered Peter's practice. Peter is meticulous, hardworking, diligent, trustworthy, extremely capable as an immigration attorney, and above all, a very caring and understanding professional. We felt instantly more in control of our situation upon hiring him, and continue to be very grateful for all he has done. I remember remarking to Peter on more than one occasion that I was impressed how smoothly things were progressing despite various complications we had to navigate. I really liked that we always knew what to expect in any situation, had clear instructions, and never waited more than a day for a response to any correspondence. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that I found Peter's billing to be very honest. We always knew time we paid for was used efficiently and fully. I highly recommend Peter Papadopoulos as an immigration attorney."

"I am happy to recommend Peter Papadopoulos. He attended to my case in a professional and diligent manner. My case was complicated and Peter was open and honest in his legal advice. Peter used all his experience and got my case across the line; I am now an Australian citizen!"

"We engaged Peter Papadopoulos to assist in the process of obtaining a Partner Visa. This process was initially daunting for us; however, from the time we first spoke to Peter, he was able to put us both at ease. By being very clear and concise on the requirements needed, we found the application process seamless from that time. By ensuring we got it right first time and by lodging the appropriate supporting information, Peter was able to assist us with the best possible result and turnaround timeframe. He was very professional and his knowledge was far superior to other migration lawyers we had spoken to. We would strongly recommend Peter Papadopoulos for anyone looking to apply for a Partner Visa."

"I engaged Peter Papadopoulos to manage an Australia residency visa application for my wife. His attention to detail, passion, efficiency and commitment were evident at all stages of the process. Due to Peter's excellent service, we achieved a favorable outcome in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone seeking legal advice on an Australian immigration matter."

"We came to Peter Papadopoulos with a difficult case - a family member was banned from entering Australia and couldn't join his family for over 10 years. Peter did an amazing job that lead to the reversal of the department's decision. His attention to detail, experience and knowledge of not only the law but "the psychology of the department" were key to success in our case. Peter was a pleasure to work with; he was punctual, professional and precise in his instructions. We felt like Peter had taken a personal ownership of the case; he cared, he pushed us when we needed pushing, and he followed up with the department relentlessly."

"Peter Papadopoulos provided supportive, sensitive and extremely efficient service from beginning to end. At all times, we knew that Peter knew what to do, was on top of the case, and was in pursuit of the best outcome for my partner and myself. He is highly recommended."

"I was referred to Peter Papadopoulos via my accountants with a view to helping us transition from a 163 to an 892 visa, which we had discovered was quite complex and not something the mass market deals with. Peter took our case on and guided us through the requirements with strong attention to detail. When we provided evidence, it was robustly and deeply reviewed to ensure that what we submitted to the department was as strong as it could be and could stand up to any scrutiny. We recently achieved our goal of residency and, quite simply, this would not have been possible without Peter's involvement and expertise."

Office Location

22 Selwyn Street
Paddington, NSW 2021

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Law
Immigration Law

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