Peter Papadopoulos is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. He is an expert in immigration law matters with extensive professional experience in advising clients both in Australia and overseas. Over the past twenty years, Peter has practised extensively in the field of migration law by assisting clients with their visa applications as well as handling merits and judicial review matters. He is regularly consulted by fellow practitioners and their clients to guide them in solving complex cases.
Since 2011, Peter has been annually voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers list for Australia.
Peter was admitted to practice 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. Between January 2015 and October 2018, Peter was a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.
Peter is the Chair of the Migration Agent Capstone Assessment Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee, the Migration Institute of Australia and has been an active volunteer solicitor at the Victorian AIDS Council HIV/AIDS Legal Centre. Peter has also served as the Secretary to the International Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, a chair at the Australian Society of HIV Medicine 2006 National Conference and as a director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit youth organisation.
Peter is an active member of the Law Council of Australia's Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section Executive and its Migration Law Committee. He is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee, the Australian Institute of Administrative Law and the Migration Institute of Australia. He is also a member of the Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group established by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP. Peter has also served as the Secretary to the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Committee, an assessor in the Law Society of New South Wales' Specialist Accreditation Programme and Chair of The College of Law’s Migration Agents Capstone Assessment Advisory Committee. He has held various volunteer positions, including Duty Solicitor at the Victorian HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, and was a founding director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit charitable organisation established to assist marginalised and disadvantaged young adults.
- Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law (Peter Papadopoulos)
- Best Lawyers listing in the fields of Immigration Law and Civil Rights Law (Peter Papadopoulos)
Firm Practice Areas
- Civil Rights Law
- Immigration Law