Welcome to Jeans Lawyers
We are a firm of lawyers and attorneys specialising in Australian immigration law.
We are committed to high-quality advice and representation at all levels and complexity of immigration law.
The Principal Lawyer, Simon Jeans, was appointed by the Governor-General as a Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2015. On 1 July 2015 they merged into the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He returned to private practice in August 2015.
Simon has been a lawyer since 1989 and specialised in immigration law for over 30 years. He has worked as a Legal Consultant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Indonesia. He has given evidence to a US Congressional Committee for International Relations in Washington DC on Indochinese refugee issues in SE Asia.
He is recognised by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law.
He has experience working in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, UK, Jordan, Syria and Ukraine.
Since February 2016, he has been included on the annual list of Best Lawyers in Immigration Law, which is voted for by other practitioners.
In 2019 and 2020, he was engaged by the College of Law for all 7 intakes as an Assessor or External Moderator for the Capstone Migration Agents Assessment.
Starting in July 2021, he has been conducting courses in How to Pass the Capstone Migration Agents Assessment.
We assist other registered migration agents by providing advice and writing submissions for them to lodge with the Department of Home Affairs, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Minister.
Up until 22 March 2021 he was a registered migration agent, MARN 9253749, after which lawyers were removed from the migration agent regulation system.