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Katie Wren

Senior Lawyer

kw@msmlegal.com.au
08 8161 5088

Languages: English

Links: LinkedIn

Katie began her career as a front-line police officer in the UK while studying law, following which she worked for a multinational law firm’s Police Law Team advising on malfeasance actions. After immigrating to Australia in 2010, Katie was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2012 and the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013.

Katie has worked as a lawyer in both private practice and in-house for an international technology company and a prominent Australian government business enterprise. In addition, Katie has worked as a Senior Investigator for various government agencies, lectured in investigative interview techniques and presented on professional misconduct issues.

Katie has also obtained a Diploma in Government Investigation and is currently completing the final year of a Master’s Degree in Crime Science & Criminal Psychology.

Katie advises on a wide range of immigration matters including family, skilled and employer sponsored visas. Katie’s experience extends to commercial-specific issues regarding the retention of overseas workers and labour agreements. She works closely with not-for-profit organisations and religious organisations. Katie also has expertise managing contentious partner visa matters, including family violence claims.

 

Accreditations/Awards

  • Member of Cheshire Constabulary’s 1st Anniversary of 9/11 Contingent, New York City, 11 September 2002
  • Chief Superintendent’s Commendation for Bravery, Cheshire Constabulary, September 2003

Education

  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), The Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Law School
  • Overseas Practitioners’ Conversion Course, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Society of South Australia
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Government Investigation

Practice Areas

  • Migration & Citizenship
  • Wills & Estates

Proudly associated with:

Doyle's Guide 2021: Mitchell Simmons & Catherine Follett - Leading Immigration Lawyers
Law Society NSW: Mitchell Simmons – Accredited Migration Law Specialist