Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers began as the law firm of Walter Parish in 1888. John Patience joined the firm in 1937, and for many years Parish Patience was a leading commercial law firm in Sydney.
David Bitel, joined the firm in 1976, and following significant changes to Administrative and then Immigration Law in the 1980s, he specialised in immigration law. The Parish Patience migration law section has since grown into one of the largest specialist immigration law practices in Australia.
David Bitel was first lawyer recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Honorary Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law and was a consultant author of the loose leaf legal text “Australian Immigration Law”.
David Bitel was named in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 and 2016 edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia, a tribute to him and to his long-time professional dedication.
Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers has been a well-known and reputable firm within the immigration profession.
Parish Patience Lawyers, Migration Agents and other staff regularly present papers at major Australian and international conferences, and have assisted thousands of visa applicants at every stage of the application and appeal process.
Our current legal practice manager Michael Jones was also named in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia. In 2015 he was voted 2015-2016 Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law – Sydney
Our professional team at Parish Patience is committed to establishing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients. We offer trusted, personal and practical advice at cost effective rates best suited to each individual case.
The staff at Parish Patience has the experience, expertise and qualifications to provide high quality service in immigration (ranging from skilled migration, business opportunities to refugee, students and Federal Court matters)