Peter Papadopoulos is an Australian lawyer specialising in Australian immigration law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Since 2011, Peter has been annually voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers list for Australia.
Peter is an expert in immigration and citizenship law matters with extensive professional experience in advising clients both in Australia and overseas. He has practised extensively in the field of migration law by assisting clients with their visa applications as well as handling merits and judicial review matters. He is regularly consulted by fellow practitioners and their clients to guide them in solving complex cases.
Peter was admitted to practice in 1996 after graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked as a solicitor at King Wood Mallesons and a Senior Associate at Gadens Lawyers. Between 2000 and May 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. From May 2014 until December 2015, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young. Between January 2015 and October 2018, Peter was a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes. Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers which took effect in March 2021, Peter had been registered as a migration agent since 1997.
Peter is an active member of the Law Council of Australia's Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section Executive and its Migration Law Committee. He is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee, the Australian Institute of Administrative Law and the Migration Institute of Australia. He is also a member of the Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group established by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP.
Peter has also served as the Secretary to the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Committee, an assessor in the Law Society of NSW’s Specialist Accreditation Programme and Chair of The College of Law’s Migration Agents Capstone Assessment Advisory Committee. He has held various volunteer positions, including Duty Solicitor at the Victorian HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, and was a founding director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit charitable organisation established to assist marginalised and disadvantaged young adults.