Kim Heap is an associate and registered migration agent (MARN 1575473) specialising in migration law and litigation.
Kim assists clients with applications for a wide variety of visas including:
- General Skilled Migration Visas (subclass 189 and state nominated subclass 190 and 489)
- Employer Sponsored / Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Visas (subclass 186, 187 and 457)
- Business and Investment (subclass 188 / 888) and Business Talent (subclass 132)
- Distinguished talent (subclass 124 and 858)
- Partner Visas (subclass 820/801 and 309/100)
- Family Visas (including child, adoption, parent and carer)
She also provides advice and assistance to clients in relation to complex visa situations including visa refusals and cancellations and review applications in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Kim has a reputation for her skill in finding strategic solutions for clients who are in complex or unique situations and for clients who are impacted by government changes to visa criteria or occupation lists.
Kim has significant experience as a court room advocate appearing in Tasmanian courts and tribunals. Kim’s areas of practice in litigation include debt recovery, insolvency, victims of crime compensation and family violence / restraint order applications.
Kim is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia, the Southern Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania, Tasmanian Women Lawyers and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. She also volunteers at the Hobart Community Legal Service evening advice sessions.