Samantha is the co-founder and Principal, of abode migration lawyers.
Samantha was admitted to practice law in 2007. After working for an aviation lawyer in corporate law for a brief period, Samantha practised immigration law at Clothier Anderson Immigration Law for over 5 years.
Currently Samantha is a co-chair of the Migration Law committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), a member of the Technology and Law committee (LIV) and a member of the Law Council of Australia. She has previously presented professional development seminars for the LIV, Leo Cussen, Legalwise and presented at the 2019 Law Council Immigration Law conference.
Prior to practising law, Samantha worked in international aid, primarily for World Vision Australia, and then World Vision Ireland. She has lived and worked in Zimbabwe and travelled extensively throughout Africa. It was working in international aid that spurned Samantha’s desire to work with refugees albeit in a legal capacity.
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Outside of being a lawyer
In terms of what I like to do in my spare time, I enjoy swimming and a social game of tennis and I love walking. Two of my favourite things to do in terms of relaxing is to read crime novels and take photos. I am a (very) amateur photographer, and love taking photos of landscapes, trees, and getting outside with my photography.