Jackson Taylor

Jackson Taylor


Jackson is a Partner at Hammond Taylor and has worked in immigration since 2008, primarily on employer sponsored visa matters. His experience ranges from Fortune 500 and ASX companies to start-ups and boutique SMEs. His current practice is focused on employer sponsored visa matters, corporate compliance, the Global Talent program and advocating for policy reform.

Jackson is particularly interested in the confluence of immigration and employment law and how government policy shapes the experiences of temporary migrants in the workplace. He is also interested in policy reform in business and skilled migration, using academic research to improve migration outcomes, and employer compliance.

He presents regularly at national and international conferences on Australian immigration law and policy matters, has previously lectured at the Australian Catholic University on immigration law, and is frequently cited in the media on immigration issues.

Jackson is currently a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Migration Law Committee, a past member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) Victoria and Tasmania State Committee, an Associate Fellow of the MIA.

Co-founder and CEO of RegTech Startup, Complize, focused on delivering end-to-end immigration legal compliance services to organisations with a temporary visa holder workforce in Australia

He holds a Juris Doctor (LLM) and Masters of Workplace and Employment Law from Monash University, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Melbourne University, Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law & Practice from Victoria University, and Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Tasmania. He was admitted to the Tasmanian Supreme Court in 2015.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Corporate Immigration
  • Workplace Services
  • Advocacy & Government Relations
  • 482
  • 186
  • Compliance & Audit
  • Activity Visas
  • US Immigration
  • ETA & eVisitor visas
  • Ongoing account management for large international engineering company using more than 200 short stay and temporary visas per year including all aspects of immigration advice, strategy, risk management, and compliance.
  • Represent multinational clients in advocating with government on policy changes in recognition of critical elements of workforce planning and intra-company transfers.
  • Assisted sanctioned employer to audit Sponsorship Obligations and implement relevant record keeping, training, and compliance policies following sponsorship bar and cancellation. Successfully applied for waiver of sponsorship bar on basis of updated systems and processes.
  • Audit and reconciliation of more than 400 visa holder records for global resource firm to ensure full compliance with immigration requirements.
  •  Successfully assist high profile and high net worth individuals with global talent visa process
  • Advocate on behalf of major clients in government liaison and stakeholder negotiations.
  • Support multinational IT business in obtaining Global Talent Employer Sponsored Agreement to assist critical stakeholders to access pathway to permanent residency.
  • Prepare policy and regulatory submissions to government in support of the creation of a new visa subclass on behalf of major employer organisation.
  • Completed high profile workplace investigation following allegations aired on national current affairs program.
  • Completed high profile workplace investigation following allegations aired on national current affairs program
  • Delivery of tailored discrimination, bullying and harassment training to private, government and not for profit organisations.
  • Juris Doctor (LLM)
  • Master of Workplace and Employment Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law & Practice
  • Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • 2017
    • Invited by Department of Home Affairs to participate in stakeholder roundtable regarding the implementation of the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    • Cited in Business Insider & Stuff.co.nz, ‘It’s about to get harder for Kiwis to become Aussies’, 10 March 2017
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘457 visa applications not grandfathered from changes’, 1 May 2017
    • Cited in The Land, ‘Immigration agent urges regional concessions after Turnbull’s sudden skilled migrant visa decision’, 5 May 2017
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘Immigration department backflip over retrospective visa changes for senior execs’, 11 July 2017
  • 2018
    • Invited by Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to participate in roundtable discussion on organized crime in Australian migration sector
  • 2019
    • Participated as subject matter expert in filming of upcoming documentary series, ‘Who Should get a Passport’ for ITV, to be broadcast by SBS Television Australia 2020
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘Talent visas making up for government mistakes: lawyers’, 19 August 2019
  • 2020
    • Appeared before Joint Standing Committee on Migration in relation to the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program on behalf of the LIV Migration Law Committee, 29 September 2020
    • Cited in ABC News, ‘Visas approved in days for ‘world’s most highly skilled migrants’, raising concerns of fraud’, 11 Dec 2020
    • Cited in ABC News, ‘Canada and UK ramp up pitch for migrants while Australia struggles to even get its own home, 18 Nov 2020
  • 2021
    • Recognised by Best Lawyers as one of the leading Immigration Lawyers in Australia.

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