Jeans Lawyers was established in March 2001. We are a law firm committed to providing a quality and efficient service with honest and frank advice. We constantly monitor developments in immigration law.
The Principal Lawyer, Simon Jeans, was appointed as a Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2015. He conducted hearings and made decisions in migration and refugee visa appeals.
Simon holds degrees in Economics, Arts and Law. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. He has practised in migration law since 1990. He is recognised by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, one of only 42 lawyers in NSW who hold this accreditation. Since 2016 he has been named by Best Lawyers on their list of Immigration Lawyers in Australia.
In July 1995 he gave evidence to a US Congressional committee in Washington D.C. on the 1989 Comprehensive Plan of Action in SE Asia and in particular, how it operated in Indonesia: Congressional Hearing Record, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives.
Simon has worked as an immigration lawyer in Hong Kong, Indonesia, UK, Iran, Jordan, Syria and Sydney. He has studied Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic and travelled extensively throughout Asia (principally China and Viet Nam) and the Middle East (principally Iran, Syria and Jordan).
As a lawyer, Simon has appeared in the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal, now the Migration & Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has also appeared in the General Division of the Administration Appeals Tribunal in citizenship and character cancellation cases. He has instructed in cases before the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court.
In February and May 2019, Simon was engaged by the College of Law to be one of the assessors for the Migration Agents Capstone Exam. He conducted oral assessments of people who had intended to work as a registered migration agent.
Simon is a member of the Law Society of NSW; an accredited specialist in immigration law; and named on the Best Lawyers for Immigration Law in Australia. He is a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW and a solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He is a registered migration agent, MARN 9253749.