Marial Lewis

Marial Lewis


Crossover Law Group

Recognized since 2023

Sydney, Australia

Practice Areas

Immigration Law

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Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. She was also named as a finalist in various national awards including, rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019 to date. In 2022, Marial was recognized in Forbes list for social impact and also by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and taught administrative law in the Juris Doctor Program at UNSW. Marial is a highly sought after speaker who gets asked to speak in national and international immigration law conferences and webinars.

After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group was listed as an innovative law firm of the year finalist in 2021 awards. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, health waivers, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Level 35, International Tower One
    100 Barangaroo Avenue
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Australia

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Affiliations

  • Crossover Law Group - Founder and Principal Solicitor

Crossover Law Group
Sydney, Australia

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia 2023 for work in:

  • Immigration Law

Awards:

  • Winner of the Lawyers Weekly 2021: 30 under 30- Migration Law
  • Winner of the 2020 John Gibson Lawyers of the year award- Law Council of Australia
  • Recognised in WLW- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders for 2022.
  • Finalist in Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30: 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Finalist in Partner of the year awards 2021
  • Finalist in Women in Law awards: Partner of the year (SME) award 2021.
  • Finalist in Rising star of the year- Lawyers Weekly and Women in law awards- 2019 and 2020
  • Innovative Law firm of the year finalist award- 2021
  • Suburban Lawyer of the year award- 2020

Tell us a little bit about your practice and what makes it unique.

Crossover Law Group is an innovative newlaw firm that makes use of technology and innovation to enhance client experience every step of the way.

What common questions are you asked by clients, and what are your answers?

What is the difference between a migration agent and a lawyer? Migration agents are not lawyers even though sometimes they falsely advertise that they are.

Describe one of your most interesting or memorable cases in the past year.

I do a lot of work with clients in detention centres and we had great success with clients being released back in the community after many years in detention.

What is most challenging about your area(s) of expertise?

Immigration law is the most fast changing area of law with policies and laws constantly changing especially during the pandemic.

Were there any particular inspirations (people or events) that spurred your interest in your practice area(s)?

My own personal journey coming to Australia at the age of 16. Having gone through the experience of migration myself, I know the challenges and the opportunities that this step can open up. The sky is the limit and I love helping others achieving their dream to migrate to Australia.

What other interests do you have?

I am interested in social impact and charity work including supporting those who are less fortunate and need help with education and motivation to achieve their dreams.

Anything else you’d like to share?

When motivation and ambition are coupled with hard work, anything can be achieved.

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