Our People

Ms Hazra Ahmed

Director/Principle Solicitor – (LLB/ BA double). 

Our Principal Ms Hazra Ahmed, completed her primary education in New Zealand and then moved to Australia where she completed her tertiary education. In 1996, Hazra graduated from Griffith University with a Law Degree and two Arts Degrees. Hazra has over 20 years’ legal experience.

After graduating with a Law Degree and two Arts Degrees, Hazra was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999. Hazra completed her Articles (Graduate Training) through a busy suburban general practice law firm and gained experience in a range of areas including, family law, personal injury, wills and estates, probate, conveyancing, commercial law.

Hazra has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors and her experiences have been gained from working in small suburban law practices, to middle tier, large private firms and corporate organisations.

Ms Ahmed is committed and prides herself on excellence in client service. The lawyers at Kanoon Law group take the time needed to fully understand our clients’ legal position and to provide both clear, understandable advice and strong representation for all legal matters.

Hazra dedicates the foundations of the practice to focus on client service and results. Decisions are tested and measured against the following core values:

Dedication to service: to consistently deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.
Accessibility: personal attention from our principal, with regular updates on the progress of your case.
Honesty: An emphasis on building relations with clients –it is from honesty that trust and loyalty are built and we look forward to creating relationships based on these values.
Integrity and Excellence: to challenge our capabilities to achieve greater heights and exceeding expectations.

Here at Kanoon Law Group we have a compassionate approach towards our clients who are often dealing with some of the most difficult situations life can serve up.

Our Principal understands that legal matters can be confusing and the outcomes can deeply impact your life. It’s therefore  imperative that you understand the role and effects of the law on your situation, so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. We are dedicated to assisting and guiding you through this process.

Ms Hazra Ahmed is also conversant in the Hindi and Urdu languages.

We relish our client relationships and invest in those relationships for the long term. Ms Ahmed would be delighted to talk to you about your legal needs.

Ms Kylie Drage

Solicitor

Ms Kylie Drage (Kylie) has practiced in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Child Safety Matters, Wills and Enduring Power of Attorneys since her admission in 2010.

Kylie has extensive experience in children’s and financial matters and has represented clients at Case Assessment Conferences, Conciliation Conferences, Interim Hearings, private mediations and settlement negotiations as well as various Court Applications before judicial officers.

Kylie has also gained significant experience in Criminal Law matters and is currently on the Duty Lawyer list at the Holland Park Magistrates Court for Domestic Violence matters, advising Respondents.

Kylie has a particular interest in children’s matters with a view to assisting clients to find innovative solutions that promote the best interests of the child.

Kylie loves outdoor activities  and is a proud mother of two young children.

Professional Legal Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University in 2008.
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – College of Law Queensland
  • Admitted as Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland – 2010
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the High Court of Australia – 2011

Professional Organisations

  • Member – Queensland Law Society

Joanna Chen

Migration Agent/Consultant (MARN: 1801905)

Experienced Migration Agent/consultant. Board knowledge of various Migration matters including:

 

 Immigration law and regulations

Administrative laws

Family sponsorship

Ethics and professional responsibility

Employer sponsored visas

Refugee protection

Independent skilled visas

Skill assessments

Temporary visas 

Trilingual in Mandarin & Cantonese

AAT Appeal

IELTs Academic 7

 

Joanna works as an independent contractor for education agencies, accounting firms and law firms. Joanna has a wealth of experience in the following:

  • Initiating business development
  • Negotiating and securing contracts with originations and businesses
  • Providing training to education agencies and Registered Migration agents
  • Providing visa advice to a group of Registered Migration Agents
  • Executing recruitment and providing training including LegenCom research, file management, eligibility check 
  • Writing immigration blogs and articles in  social medial platforms
  • Preparing and lodging visa applications and merit review applications for clients
  • Providing immigration marketing materials to business partners

Joanna has worked as a processing officer for Hunt Migration (Jan 2017-Jan 2018) where she assisted the in-house Immigration Barrister in relation to AAT cases, prepared comprehensive submissions to the Department and effectively waived numerous schedule 3 and 8101 conditions, prepared and submitted skill assessment applications and positively won the appeal with VETASSESS, responsible for complex cases, managed to obtain visa approvals with adverse visa histories, handled lodgement of visa applications from beginning to end, and advised client on required documentations, liaised with clients and the Department during the processing of application, and obtained priority processing for clients under Ministerial Direction 72, responded to departmental requests in a timely manner, monitored and met deadlines on all immigration matters, supervised and supported team members, providing guidance and solutions to colleagues regarding IMMI requests, provided trainings to junior staff for navigating LegendCom and Officio, maintained advanced file management by using OneNote system

Joanna has worked as a Migration Supervisor – Mygration Pty Ltd   (Jul 2016-Dec 2016) – where she gained expertise in 457, 186 and RSMS 187 visas with outstanding successful rate, iindependently managing over 40 files at one time, conducting regular legal researches on changes and amendments of legislations and strategize file preparation process accordingly, challenge immigration decisions with can-do attitude. Successfully overturned immigration decisions at AAT regarding 457 and 820 visa refusals. Analysed Parliamentary reports on visa grant statistics and making intellectual decisions. Actively communicating with regional certifying bodies in writings or phone calls.  Have obtained 100% successful rate on RCB Approval. Communicate effectively with skill assessing authorities for clarifications and confirmation to ensure positive outcomes. Maintaining a strong relationship with business owners and sponsors, this has led to the increasing numbers of returned clients. 

Law Clerk – Mygration Pty Ltd, Gold Coast (Feb 2016- Jul 2016

Paralegal- APEC Lawyers and Consultants Pty Ltd, Brisbane  (Oct 2015-Feb 2016)

Legal Assistant (Intern) – Christine Lee & Co Solicitors Ltd, England (May 2015- Jul 2015)

Ms Karlie McKlaren

Administration Officer

Our Administration Officer Miss Karlie McKlaren, holds a Certificate III in Business and is currently completing Diploma in Legal Services from which she will graduate later this year.

Karlie is dedicated to expanding and enhancing her legal skills and knowledge in order to be equipped to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Karlie is committed and passionate towards ensuring she delivers a professional and approachable point of contact and direction for all our clients. The Firm is indebted and proud to have Karlie as part of the team here at Kanoon Law Group.