Roz Germov

Bar Roll: 1997 Admitted: 1991
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Roz is an expert in Immigration and Refugee Law.  She is one of the few members of the Victorian Bar who is also a registered migration agent.  She handles a full range of immigration and refugee matters from the primary decision through to merits and judicial review.  This gives her an in-depth and practical understanding of the field.  Roz also provides strategic immigration advice for individuals and businesses.

Roz has over 30 years of experience in these areas, including working at the Immigration Department, sitting as a Full-time Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal (as it was then) in Sydney from 1993 to 1996, and as the co-author of Refugee Law in Australia published by Oxford University Press in May 2003.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Roz worked as a solicitor in the litigation section at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and in the Employee Relations section at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Melbourne.

Roz was a principal of Migration Practice Essentials from 2002 to 2014, which was a leading provider of advanced migration CPD programs for senior lawyers and migration agents.  Roz is a contributor to the Australian Immigration Law Service published by Lexis Nexis.  She is often asked to be a guest speaker at various immigration conferences and CPD programs.

Roz has been listed in Best Lawyers for her recognised industry experience in migration law and practice.

Judicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigration
  • Roz Germov – A Bridge Across Time (LIJ) June 2012.

  • Roz Germov – Fairness Under Threat (LIJ) November 2012.

  • Roz Germov – Preparation of Seminar Papers and Course Materials for MPE covering: Merits and Judicial Review; Refusal and Cancellation of Visas on Character Grounds; Visa Cancellation under sections 109, 116, 119, 134 and 137J of the Migration Act 1958; Family and Visitor Visas; Business Skills Visas; and Temporary and Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas.

  • Roz Germov – Co-author Refugee Law in Australia published by Oxford University Press in May 2003. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject matter in Australia. It is a text that is approximately 900 pages in length.

  • Roz Germov – “The Role of Discretion under the Migration Act”, August 2002, Butterworths Immigration Review Bulletin.

  • Roz Germov – The Impact of Recent High Court Decisions on Immigration – Paper given at the Law Institute Annual Conference, 17 September 1999, Hotel Sofitel Melbourne.

  • Roz Germov – Natural Justice Obligations of Non-Government Bodies – Paper given at the Annual Natural Justice Up-Date Seminar, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Monash University Conference Centre, October 1998.

  • Roz Germov – Administrative Law Basics, Leo Cussen Institute, Melbourne – Updating of course materials used in the course from 1998-2002.

  • Roz Germov – Employer Obligations under the Migration Act – Business Law Education Centre 1997.

  • Roz Germov – Representing your client before the Department, the IRT and the RRT – Business Law Education Centre 1996.

QUALIFICATIONS:

LLB, BA (Hons)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Barrister and Solicitor (Victoria, Federal and High Court; admitted to practice on 4 April 1991);
Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (admitted on 1 March 1995);
Registered Migration Agent No. 9256819;
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria;
Member of the Law Council of Australia;
Australian Institute of Administrative Law (Secretary Victorian Chapter – from 1997 to 2000. Member of Executive Committee – 2001);
Migration Institute of Australia MIA No. 1707;
Member LCA-AAT Liaison Committee;
Member LCA Migration Law Committee.

Roz Germov

Bar Roll: 1997 Admitted: 1991
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Profile

Roz is an expert in Immigration and Refugee Law.  She is one of the few members of the Victorian Bar who is also a registered migration agent.  She handles a full range of immigration and refugee matters from the primary decision through to merits and judicial review.  This gives her an in-depth and practical understanding of the field.  Roz also provides strategic immigration advice for individuals and businesses.

Roz has over 30 years of experience in these areas, including working at the Immigration Department, sitting as a Full-time Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal (as it was then) in Sydney from 1993 to 1996, and as the co-author of Refugee Law in Australia published by Oxford University Press in May 2003.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Roz worked as a solicitor in the litigation section at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and in the Employee Relations section at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Melbourne.

Roz was a principal of Migration Practice Essentials from 2002 to 2014, which was a leading provider of advanced migration CPD programs for senior lawyers and migration agents.  Roz is a contributor to the Australian Immigration Law Service published by Lexis Nexis.  She is often asked to be a guest speaker at various immigration conferences and CPD programs.

Roz has been listed in Best Lawyers for her recognised industry experience in migration law and practice.

Areas of Practice

Judicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigration

Cases

Publication

  • Roz Germov – A Bridge Across Time (LIJ) June 2012.

  • Roz Germov – Fairness Under Threat (LIJ) November 2012.

  • Roz Germov – Preparation of Seminar Papers and Course Materials for MPE covering: Merits and Judicial Review; Refusal and Cancellation of Visas on Character Grounds; Visa Cancellation under sections 109, 116, 119, 134 and 137J of the Migration Act 1958; Family and Visitor Visas; Business Skills Visas; and Temporary and Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas.

  • Roz Germov – Co-author Refugee Law in Australia published by Oxford University Press in May 2003. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject matter in Australia. It is a text that is approximately 900 pages in length.

  • Roz Germov – “The Role of Discretion under the Migration Act”, August 2002, Butterworths Immigration Review Bulletin.

  • Roz Germov – The Impact of Recent High Court Decisions on Immigration – Paper given at the Law Institute Annual Conference, 17 September 1999, Hotel Sofitel Melbourne.

  • Roz Germov – Natural Justice Obligations of Non-Government Bodies – Paper given at the Annual Natural Justice Up-Date Seminar, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Monash University Conference Centre, October 1998.

  • Roz Germov – Administrative Law Basics, Leo Cussen Institute, Melbourne – Updating of course materials used in the course from 1998-2002.

  • Roz Germov – Employer Obligations under the Migration Act – Business Law Education Centre 1997.

  • Roz Germov – Representing your client before the Department, the IRT and the RRT – Business Law Education Centre 1996.

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

LLB, BA (Hons)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Barrister and Solicitor (Victoria, Federal and High Court; admitted to practice on 4 April 1991);
Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (admitted on 1 March 1995);
Registered Migration Agent No. 9256819;
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria;
Member of the Law Council of Australia;
Australian Institute of Administrative Law (Secretary Victorian Chapter – from 1997 to 2000. Member of Executive Committee – 2001);
Migration Institute of Australia MIA No. 1707;
Member LCA-AAT Liaison Committee;
Member LCA Migration Law Committee.