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Assent Migration Lawyers

Our Vision

Empower people and organisations throughout the globe to make important decisions regarding their future when it comes to Australian visa and immigration.

Expert knowledge of highly experienced and well respected Australian immigration lawyers where you can access our legal know-how entirely at your convenience, wherever you are.

Quick turnaround and value, because time is precious. Our immigration lawyers provide tailored visa and immigration advice and full transparency during your visa, appeal or judicial review process . 



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Tel: +61 401 693 554

Dessie Hristova

Principal Solicitor

Dessie has exclusively worked in the area of visa and immigration law, and the global free movement of people, a career in visa and immigration law that spans the continents of Europe and Australia over the past two decades. She was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007. Assent Migration Lawyers was founded by Dessie as principal to provide a highly personalised expert visa and immigration service.

Dessie is a member of Law Institute of Victoria, Law Council of Austalia and Migration Institute of Australia and has presented to migration agents and lawyers in CPD seminars and in their Practice Ready Program. Dessie is also an active member of the Migration and Refugee Law Reform Committees.

Dessie was a co-founder and partner of a boutique law firm that won a number of awards, including a finalist in the Law Institute of Victoria Best Boutique Law Firm. She has been a leader in the visa and immigration field working in top tier law firms, global relocation companies and migration consultancies. Last but not least she worked with asylum seekers through the UNHCR in a war-torn zone during.   

Dessie holds:

  • Masters of Law and Legal Practice from University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  • Graduate Certificate in European Law and Legal Systems from  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom;

  • Bachelor of Law from Sofia University, Bulgaria 


Dessie was registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority from 2004 to 2021.


Kathryn Teede

Associate, Regional Victoria

Kathryn is an experienced and qualified visa and immigration professional, holding 14 years of experience within the legal industry with key experience in areas of corporate, individual and refugee and humanitarian migration through employment with reputable boutique and global relocation companies and law firms in Australia.

Kathryn is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), Registration Number 0853030

Kathryn is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). She is practising in regional Victoria. 

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, 2005

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Jana Sarandeva

Practice Lead

Jana has four years of experience as a paralegal and a leader of practice administration in boutique law firms. She has over ten years of experience in Government Administration. 

Jana has unparalleled organisational skills and strong empathy core values and maintains a high engagement level with the customers of Assent Migration Lawyers throughout all stages of the immigration process. Jana is keen on sharing her and her family’s successful immigration journey to Australia and passionate about helping others to experience the Australian dream.

Jana holds a Master of Laws from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and a Bachelor of Arts (Philology & Linguistics) from the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Ivan Litvinov

Graduate Lawyer​

Ivan has graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) and LLB (Hons). Ivan holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law (Victoria) and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland. In his legal work Ivan is dedicated to assisting Australian organisations with staffing needs through employer sponsored migration and global mobility. Prior to turning to the legal profession in 2021 for over a decade Ivan has excelled in a wide variety of roles in the energy sector.

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Grace Zheng

Legal Associate, Sydney​

Grace commenced her legal career in Australian in 2004 when she was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She was registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority from 2009 to 2021. Grace is practising as a solicitor based in Sydney. 

Grace is a member of the New South Wales Law Society and is representing clients in visa, immigration citizenship and family law matters. With a career that spans across Asia and Australia, Grace has worked in one of the top ten corporate law firms in Australia and in specialist boutique immigration consultancies, as well as being the principal of her own practice. 

Grace speaks Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin

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