Erskine Rodan OAM has been practising law for nearly 45 years. During this time he has excelled as a lawyer, in his contribution to the legal profession, as a Human Rights activist and as a businessman, building one of Australia’s premier immigration legal practices.
He is highly respected within the immigration law community of practice, and was previously the Chairman of the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Erskine remains an active member of this committee and is passionate about immigration law.
On 26 January 2009, Erskine was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the law, particularly through the Law Institute of Victoria, and to the community through legal aid and as an advocate for refugees.
Graduating from Melbourne University in 1974, Erskine worked at Slater & Gordon before expanding his experience at other firms and opening his own practice in 1977, where he concentrated on immigration law. He was instrumental in establishing immigration law as a specialist practice area, was a founding member of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (now known as the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre) and served on the Council of the Law Institute of Victoria between 1984 and 2006.
Erskine became an accredited immigration law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria in 1992 and the Human Rights Equal Opportunity Commission has granted him a High Commendation Award for his long term legal advocacy of human rights and immigration matters. In 2007 the Law Institute of Victoria made Erskine an honorary life member and granted him the Paul Baker award, which recognises significant achievement in administrative and human rights law. He is also an accredited specialist in Administrative Law.
Erskine Rodan has been tireless in his efforts to build a legal practice that provides quality advice and assistance, and is renowned among his peers as one of Australia’s foremost experts in immigration law. He possesses an incredible understanding of the legislation and is second to none in his application of the law to help his clients. Erskine currently focuses much of his work on family migration, skilled visas, appeals, refugee and humanitarian cases, and litigation.