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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 . 



Contact Dessie


Tel: +61 401 693 554

Dessie Hristova

Principal Solicitor and RMA

Dessie Hristova has 25 years of exclusively working in the area of visa and immigration law, and global free movement of people. She has admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Victoria since 2007. She has been a Registered Migration Agent with MARA since 2004 (MARN 0401223).

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

With career in visa and immigration law that spans the continents of Europe and Australia, 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. Assent Migration Lawyers was founded by Dessie as principal to provide a highly personalised expert visa and immigration service. In the past Dessie 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 the mid-1990s in a war-torn zone.   

In terms of legal qualifications Dessie holds:

- Masters of Law and Legal Practice from University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2006)

- Graduate Certificate in European Law and Legal Systems from Cambridge University, United Kingdom; (2001)

- Bachelor of Law from Sofia University, Bulgaria (1999)

Grace Zheng

Legal Associate, Sydney​

Admitted to practice in NSW, 2004

Member of NSW Law Society

Registered migration agent registration,1995

Languages spoken - Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin

Katherine Teede

Associate, Regional Victoria

Legal Qualifications, Australia 2005

Registered migration agent registration, 2008

Don Lucas

Legal Foreign Associate, Hong Kong

Admitted to practice in Victoria, 1993

Accredited Immigration Specialisation passed, 2000

Jana Sarandeva

Practice Lead

Legal Qualifications, 


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