The cornerstone of Practice Notes is built around the expertise and reputations of founders Alan Chanesman and Lisa Chanesman (O’Hara).

Lisa and Alan are acknowledged as genuinely and deeply understanding the migration industry environment and the broader marketplace in which it operates, including delivering a range of virtual online and face to face migration law CPD and training workshops/seminars to registered migration agents and lawyers.

Lisa Chanesman (O'Hara)Lisa Chanesman (O’Hara)

Considered a leading migration law practitioner and Labour Agreement expert, Lisa holds a Masters of Migration Law and Practice and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, and is recognised by the industry and academia as a leading expert and educator on migration legislation and policy.

Lisa convened and lectured into the Australian National University’s Graduate Certificate in Migration Law program from 2009 to 2016, then was head-hunted to develop and implement the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law program for the Australian Catholic University. This was ACU’s first online graduate law program.

An extremely competent migration law specialist, migration professionals, organisations and individuals continually seek advice and representation from Lisa in her speciality area of migration law.

In addition, due to her well-regarded knowledge, Lisa is an experienced and accomplished migration law CPD presenter and member of various key reference groups, industry ‘think tanks’ and regularly provides assistance to fellow migration law practitioners concerning her expertise.

MARN: 0786010

Alan ChanesmanAlan Chanesman

A foremost immigration adviser, policy expert and commentator, Alan is also the Managing Partner of Alan Chanesman & Partners.

Acknowledged one of Australia’s leading industry authorities of the economic aspect of the Australian Migration Program and its bearing on the broader marketplace, Alan is always in demand as an insightful presenter, a leading media commentator and law educator with particular focus on the labour market, government policy settings, migration employee agreements and specialist frameworks concerning business and worker engagement.

Over 15 years, Alan remains today without question the migration industry’s most accomplished and knowledgeable Labour Agreement industry mastermind in this very specialist field, most often engaged by lawyers and registered migration professionals to assist ‘as an external Labour Agreement expert.

Highly respected for his pragmatic approach, Alan is actively involved in the preparation and presentation of strategic issue papers, propositions and consultations through his involvement on various industry ‘reference groups’ and ‘think-tanks’.

MARN: 0429221

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