Taya Hunt
Partner, Brisbane
I lead MinterEllison's Migration Law Practice. I am a migration law specialist who is passionate about helping my clients maximise use of the migration program to meet resourcing needs. I am a problem solver and enjoy providing practical and tailored advice to private and public sector clients with regards to all aspects of migration law including compliance.

MinterEllison is the only top-tier law firm in Australia with a dedicated migration law practice. I lead a team that offers a full-service approach, from assisting clients with workforce mobilisation strategies to managing the operational aspects of visa applications and dealing with compliance issues.

Career highlights

  • Advising various State and Local government departments on use of the migration program to attract and retain workers.
  • Advising on migration law aspects of numerous large-scale mergers and acquisitions.
  • Acting for numerous meat industry companies to respond to sponsorship monitoring exercises and Australian Border Force investigations.
  • Negotiating Labour Agreements (including company, industry specific and GTES) for public and private sector entities.
  • Managing visa programs for employers across all sectors including bulk and complex applications.
  • Delivering in house training sessions on migration compliance and defensible processes.
  • Acting for numerous employers and individual applicants with regards to review applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
  • ProBono work with the Refugee and Immigration Legal Services, Basic Rights Queensland and many more.

Awards and recognition

  • Recognised by Doyle's as a leading migration lawyer 21, 22 and 23
  • Chair of the QLS Migration Law Committee