MSL Solicitors: Holiday Closure Dates

Attention to all of our clients, enquirers and partners: 

It has been an exciting year for MSL Solicitors with our continued growth, our new offices, and a handful of successful seminars in our dynamic world seminar series. Equally excited, we look forward to the promising future of MSL Solicitors in 2018, with several company-wide projects and seminars planned.

Please note that all of our offices will be closed between Friday 22nd DecemberWednesday 3rd January for the holiday season. During this time, our staff may have limited access to their emails and telephone communications. We ask that those of our clients and partners with urgent requests leave a message with our office.


MSL Solicitors would like to wish you all a merry holiday season and a happy new year!    

Migrating Specialists becomes MSL Solicitors

From the establishment of our company in 2015, Migrating Specialists Limited has focused on the practice of migration law, in particular Australian Immigration Law.

Since then, the company has seen sizeable growth and success, prompting us to extend our legal services and to open an office in Dubai. We are delighted to announce that family law has been added to our repertoire; with this change comes our new head of family law, in addition to a rebranding of the company as MSL Solicitors.

MSL Solicitors is a unique law firm, specialising in Family and Migration law. We are equally committed to providing a high quality family legal service, so you can expect the same expert advice and customer service under our new name. We are now regulated by the SRA (631702), offering more protection to our clients than ever before.

Additionally, we plan to expand our Australian Visa Services, in order to include an even wider range of visa and citizenship assistance.


Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 631702

Changes to Australian Working Visas

MSL Solicitors has formally begun to offer Australia Working Visa services and assistance, including visas such as the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417).  We already have experience with these types of visa; if you wish to make an enquiry about these subclasses, please contact us.

The Australian Government has announced changes to Australian Working Visas, specifically the Working Holiday visa, under the Working Holiday Maker program.

These proposed changes will benefit those who are looking to emigrate to Australia with this visa. These benefits include:

  • Increased Age Range: Increase in the maximum age of 30 to 35
  • Reduced Application Fees: A decrease in cost from $440 to $390
  • Expansion of work rights: Currently, workers on this visa may only work for up to 6 months with a given employer. The change allows the individual to work for the same employer for a second term of six months, provided that the employer relocates the employee to a different location and has the condition of multiple premises in other regions to do so.
  • Changes to tax: The Government will set the tax rate applying to working holiday makers at 19% on earnings up to $37,000, down from 32.5%. Ordinary marginal tax rates will apply to earnings over this figure.

These proposed changes are currently being reviewed, and it is anticipated that they will come into effect on the 1st January 2017.


Further Resources


Emigrate to Australia: London 2016

Our Emigrate to Australia Seminar series is back! This time, we will be holding our seminar in central London, on November 19th. Further details about the event will follow, but registrations for the seminar are now being accepted.

If you are interested in emigrating to Australia under the General Skilled Migration Program (GSM), this is an opportunity that you would not want to miss. Our previous seminars, in both London and Dubai, have enlightened our attendees as to how the visa process works, and what legal services we can offer in that process.

So join us for an engaging and informative session, completely free of charge.

To register your interest, please visit our seminar registration page.