Kathryn Viegas is a Director of Nomos Legal, a law firm specialising in the provision of Australian immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes. She has practised immigration law for almost 20 years. She represents a wide range of clients, including not-for-profit organisations, businesses and individuals. She regularly provides specialist advice to applicants with complex immigration needs, including applicants who have medical conditions or have allegedly committed fraud, those seeking review of a decision or Ministerial intervention, visa-holders facing visa cancellation and businesses with compliance issues.
Kathryn graduated with degrees in Psychology and Law from The University of New South Wales. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University and was admitted to practice in 2003. In 2006, she was awarded a Master of Laws degree from The University of Sydney. Kathryn is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law.
Kathryn has worked at the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre and various boutique immigration law firms in Sydney. Before co-founding Nomos, Kathryn ran her own immigration law firm for eight years. Since 2007, Kathryn has been involved in continuing legal education through her preparation and presentation of CPD programs for Nomos, the College of Law, the Law Society of NSW, the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre and other organisations. She currently is a lecturer at Victoria University, where she teaches the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law.
Kathryn is committed to pro bono work and sits on a number of not-for-profit boards. She is the current President of the Management Committee of the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre, a community legal centre that specialises in immigration advice for migrants and asylum seekers. She is a Founding Director of the TLR Foundation, a charity that aims to promote stem cell/bone marrow donation throughout Australia, and the Secretary of Diverse Women in Law, an organisation committed to empowering under-represented women as they enter the legal profession.