Why Choose AG ?

12 Solid Guarantees … that prove AG’s CLIENTS are truly AG’s No. 1 priority
12 Powerful Reasons … to CHOOSE AG
1. AT AG, YOUR CASE RECEIVES THE EXPERT GUIDANCE AND ATTENTION OF A TEAM OF 2  AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION SPECIALISTS (THAT INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION LAWYER) FROM START TO FINISH –AND AT ABSOLUTELY NO EXTRA COST TO YOU

At AG, our focus is foremost on the success of our client’s case – our number one priority is our client. That is why every case AG manages receives (at absolutely no extra cost to the client) the professional care of a team of 2 Australian immigration experts – your Case-Manager & your Case-Supervisor. They work for you independently and collectively at 2 different levels of professional care and attention from start to end. First, the close day-to-day guidance and attention of your assigned Case-Manager who is directly responsible for your visa application or immigration matter. Second (to greatly reduce the risk of human errors whilst increasing the quality of the service the client receives from AG), your Case-Manager directly receives the close administrative oversight and guidance from your Case-Supervisor who is a Senior Australian Immigration Lawyer. We call this AG’s Team-based Case-Management System..

In sharp contrast, many or most firms will have only 1 consultant to manage your case … who is often a migration agent (NOT an immigration lawyer).
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2. WITH AG, YOU GET A FIRM ESTABLISHED OVER 20 YEARS AGO … WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF PROVEN IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE, KNOW-HOW AND EXPERTISE …  WITH EXPERTS ON OUR TEAM WHO SPECIALISE IN AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION LAW ONLY

… a firm with a team of locally, nationally and globally based Australian immigration experts. Our team includes Australian Lawyers (Attorneys) & Consultants (Australian MARA licensed/registered Professionals) – see also: [Successful Cases & Range of Work]
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3. WITH AG, YOU GET A FIRM THAT SPECIALISES IN ALL VISAS AND ALL AREAS OF AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION LAW – IN CONTRAST, MANY FIRMS ARE “SPECIALISTS” FOR ONLY SOME AUSTRALIAN VISAS

At AG, we are specialists for handling ALL AREAS (without exception) of Australian Immigration Law.

Unlike AG, many migration firms say they are “specialists” for only certain types of visas. We think that is a bit like saying you only are an expert for the first 200 pages of a 1000 page immigration law text. Responsible and competent lawyers know that taking such a limited (confined) approach in the practice of ANY law discipline (such as immigration law) is seriously fraught with danger for the client. It has the potential to cause catastrophic loss or damage to clients due to the failure to consider the full (total) correctness and accuracy of the holistic and comprehensive advice and assistance given since (for instance) one area (say at page 90) of the Migration Act can often have a direct impact, significance or relevance (positive or negative) on another area (at say, page 450) of the same Act, and therefore the holistic quality of the advice and assistance given if both areas had not fully been considered.
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4. With AG, you get a firm that handles Australian immigration cases from the ordinary to the most complex … from visa application stage to ALL appeal stages … a genuine one-stop-shop Australian immigration services firm

We provide, for individuals, families and businesses at a local, global and international level, all types of Australian immigration services for dealing with all types of Australian immigration work – from advising, assisting and preparing visa applications and submissions to the Immigration Department to preparing appeal papers and full legal representation in all Courts and Tribunals. Our clients also have easy access to our team of support/related service professionals when needed. AG is therefore a genuine vertically and horizontally integrated, comprehensive, one-stop-shop Australian immigration services firm.
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5. With AG, you can get easy access to specialist Support Services Professionals (who will strongly improve your chances of success) – if or when you need them and at your total convenience

AG can arrange and professionally coordinate for you to receive (depending of course on the nature of your case) the services of the correct and best support professional (expert/specialist) if you decide (on AG’s advice) this is needed to strongly improve and increase the chances of success of your visa application or immigration case. Our team of affiliated Support Professionals include licensed Australian Clinical Psychologists, Chartered Accountants, International Tax Advisers, Senior Immigration Advocates, and more. So, no more need for you to go searching alone for such experts, not knowing where to start or who will be best for your case. At AG, we can handle all this for you in one seamless, in-house, fully coordinated process.
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6. At AG, you can even choose the AG Professional you want to consult with or to handle your case from start to finish – You can select. You can decide

All our clients have the freedom and opportunity to choose the sole and only AG Immigration Lawyer they want to consult with or handle their case … from start to finish. Our clients are our highest priority, so no more worries for you about the AG Case Manager for your case “passing the buck”. At AG, responsibility at any stage for your case cannot and will not be “palmed off” to some unknown, inexperienced, junior staff member which (unfortunately for their clients) happens in many if not most law firms … after their clients have signed their contract !
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7. AT AG, ONE OF OUR CORE POLICIES IS TO SHARE, REDUCE AND LIMIT (CONTAIN) THE FINANCIAL RISKS TO OUR CLIENTS.

All clients know they face an unavoidable financial risk when they spend money to hire an immigration professional to manage their visa application or case. This is because there can be (in line with professional codes of conduct) no guarantee of success for the money they spend.

However, at AG, our philosophy is to fix our client’s financial risk so that we truly share, reduce and limit that risk for our clients. We do this by negotiating with our clients a total fixed price (or a combination of fixed and no win-no fee plan) before we start our work – from start to finish, and no matter how long we take to finish the job ! Our “Clients’ Fixed-Financial Risk Policy” clearly reduces and limits (contains) that financial risk for our clients. It also forces AG to share that financial risk by accepting the possibility of directly incurring a loss should the job take longer (and more hours) than agreed or expected to finish. It also means that in sharing, reducing and limiting that financial risk for our clients, AG must try to work much more effectively and efficiently to finish the job professionally and on time – with one caveat: AG does not believe in “cutting corners” to sacrifice the professional quality of our work.

Further, and for our clients’ peace of mind, every AG client receives a written Agreed Fee Quote. So that every client knows their fixed-financial-risk once we commence work.

From the above, and in contrast, it can be easily seen AG is VERY DIFFERENT from most law firms. Let us explain in some detail. Many if not most law firms (following very old habits) will give you a “fee estimate” and then (after you have signed their agreement which is a lawyer’s time-based (hourly-based) contract, and paid your deposit), go on to send you MONTHLY bills according to that time-based contract. This results in “billable hours of work” calculated MONTHLY from self-created timesheets and with little or no concern for the original “fee estimate”. So, what does all this mean ? Sadly, it means you (the client) alone can easily face a potentially very serious financial risk once you sign an hourly-based contract. With hourly-based contracts, sadly it is the lawyers (not you) who are guaranteed mostly to win. And should they (heaven forbid) succumb to the temptation of “padding the bill” (yes, that is the term used!) or taking a “surprisingly long time” to finish your case, then you lose even more.

All this is financially even more terrifying (dare we say financially terrorising) for you and your family if (as can be quite often the case, after you have signed their agreement and work has commenced), they try to demand taking from you a legal charge over your family home to secure their fees against the agreement. It is truly not surprising therefore why ordinary people, once they are made fully aware of all the facts before signing, can be terrified to hire lawyers. The financial terror is this: with hourly-based contracts, it is simply impossible for you (the client) to know the FINAL size of your lawyer’s bill (that is to say, your total financial risk) until your case is over – at which time it is all too late for you (and possibly the family home). To learn more, click on the link below. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Hansard/Pages/HansardResult.aspx#/docid/HANSARD-1323879322-77723

Fortunately, at AG we do not believe in unconscionable corporate behaviour – so AG will NOT take a charge over your family home to secure AG’s fee. AG guarantees that. And YES you can negotiate with AG a mutually acceptable written fixed-fee instalment plan contract under AG’s EASY-INSTALMENTS POLICY (with absolutely no hidden costs or other surprises).

With all this in mind, it is hardly surprising therefore that on the topic of lawyers fees, Justice Gleeson (a former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia – Australia’s highest legal authority, and arguably amongst the more conscionable and justice-centric judges) has warningly said that charging on the basis of time-based contracts “rewards delay, inefficiency and slow thinking” in lawyers. The more frank and candid might suggest the more obvious: “time-based contracts encourage greed-motivated contrived slowness”. To learn more, click on:
https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Hansard/Pages/HansardResult.aspx#/docid/HANSARD-1323879322-77723


8. With AG, you automatically receive Client-Lawyer privileges & Confidentiality rights (“Legal Professional Privilege”) – absolutely FREE

When you hire an AG Immigration lawyer, you automatically are entitled at no extra cost to the benefits, privileges and confidentiality rights that directly flow as a consequence of the lawyers professional code and your client-lawyer relationship and respected and acknowledged by the law, police and courts. Also known as legal professional privilege (LPP), only licensed lawyers can give you the protection of LPP. Migration Agents (who are non lawyers) CANNOT give you this. This advantage can be very valuable and serious and can apply in many unexpected legal situations. It is also useful when it is critically important and appropriate for you, your family or business to legally protect highly sensitive personal information from the world at large including the media.
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9. With AG, YOU GET AG’s ‘escrow-like’ Secure Encryption Payment Service to ensure a quick and professional completion of your case

Through AG’s Secure Encrypted Payment Service, your credit card number is collected using secure encryption and payments received securely in our Clients (Trust) Account. Further, AG’s management ensures that your AG Professional (case-manager) is paid only upon client satisfaction or completion of work. This way, AG’s “escrow-like” payment service provides peace of mind and financial security to clients as well as acts as a strong and real incentive for your case-manager to ensure a timely and professional completion of your case.
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10. With AG, YOU GET face-to-face consultations in world class professional consulting offices in cities worldwide

Full professional Telephone Consultations with any of our AG Professionals are available locally, globally and worldwide. Depending on AG Professional availability, face-to-face consultations can be scheduled in one of our world class CBD consulting offices in a city near you – through AG’s arrangement with an affiliated worldwide network of world class professional consulting offices located in over 900 cities and 120 countries around the world.
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11. With AG, YOU GET an internal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure centred on truth-based evidence and justice to settle client disputes

At AG, we believe in the mutual obligation principle that underpins our ADR process – that both, the AG Professional (the client’s case manager) and the client have separate yet mutually important duties and obligations towards each other. And with any dispute, our focus is on an inexpensive, mutually amicable, quick and just (equitable) settlement for all parties. So compare AG’s steadfast central focus on “doing truth-based justice” to the drawn-out, centuries-old, adversarial, court-based winner-takes-all “solution” that is centrally focused on doggedly and primarily “following process”, a system that is notoriously slow, inefficient and therefore far too costly – good for lawyers, very bad for clients!! In stark contrast, AG endeavours in all disputes, to mediate, conciliate and DO EQUITY FOR ALL PARTIES via a disciplined truth-seeking inquisitorial process which necessarily requires all parties at all times to demonstrate common sense, goodwill and good faith, seeks a balanced give and take approach, and ensures a sense of giving all parties “a fair go”.
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12. With AG, YOU GET a firm with core values and corporate culture developed in its foundation years more than 20 years ago – where THE CLIENT is without question AG’s No. 1 priority concern

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So before you hire, carefully compare others with AG … and consider the difference !

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