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Ricardo V. Viana LLM, LLB

Solicitor & Notary Public. MARN 9365924. JP (Qual)

Director

Ricardo is an Australian Legal Practitioner, former Judicial Officer and Dean of Law in his native El Salvador, Central America.

He studied English and Law at Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a Master of Laws degree in 1995. Ricardo completed law studies for admission at the University of New England and the College of Law.

Ricardo is admitted to practice law in Queensland, New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is a Public Notary. Ricardo areas of practice include Commercial, Property, Administrative and Migration law. He is a Registered Migration Agent with over 25 years of extensive expertise in all visa classes and appeals to specialised Tribunals.

He is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries, the International Union of Notaries and the Australian member of IURISGAL.

Ricardo is an active member of various community organisations. He is the Past President of the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Ltd. (MCCGC) and former member of the Executive Committee and Regional Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA).

In recognition of his contribution to the Multicultural Communities, he was awarded a Life Membership for both the Federation of Ethnics Communities Councils of Australia and the Multicultural Communities Council of Gold Coast. In 2011 he received the Queensland Government Award as Highly Commended Outstanding Volunteer.

Contact Ricardo :  ricvic@lmnlawyers.com.au

Kyunghee Kwon

Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia

Kyung graduated from Griffith University, and has accumulated experience working in Migration and Refugee Law both with our firm and previously as an intern at another firm in Brisbane. She also has experience as a volunteer at a specialist domestic and family violence (DFV) court in the Southport Magistrates Court.

At Viana Lawyers, she assists in Business law, commercial and property law, Wills and Estates and Immigration law.

Kyung is fluent in the Korean language.

Contact Kyung: kyung@lmnlawyers.com.au

Numair Malik

Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia

Barrister and Solicitor – High Court of New Zealand

Numair joined our firm after long-term in-house and practice experience within Australia, and internationally.

Numair is experienced in Personal Injury, and Corporate and Commercial law related matters. Numair has been representing clients in making compensation claims for injuries sustained in public place, work place, and during road traffic accidents. He has also been representing his clients in aircraft related accidents and injuries on local and international airlines under Civil Aviation Carriers liability act, and injuries sustained at airports. Numair has also been representing clients in Medical Negligence claims.

Numair had been representing clients in multi-million dollar trade, construction and investment deals, from negotiations to closing deals involving multiparty agreements from corresponding jurisdictions, including Australia, China, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and East African countries.

As a result of his varied legal experience, Numair is skilled in negotiation and dispute resolution, drafting, reviewing and executing agreements and multiparty international contracts, contract performance, and associated legal proceedings. He has a tech background and a particular interest in IT orientate legal frameworks and the legal challenges faced by tech start-ups, crypto-currencies and exchanges, fintech and venture capitalists.

Numair is also experienced in civil and criminal litigation and well-versed with courts procedures in litigation related to personal injury, Commercial law, construction, immigration law, and family law.

Numair has knowledge of many languages. He can converse in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi as well as basic Arabic and Amharic.

Contact Numair: numair@lmnlawyers.com.au

Kiara Newman

Legal Clerk

Kiara is currently part-way through studying a double degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, majoring in International Business, at Queensland University of Technology.

She has been working with us for over 3 years having started with our firm upon completion of her high school education at A. B Paterson College.

Contact Kiara: kiara@lmnlawyers.com.au

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