Phillip Yip

& Associates Lawyers

Specialising in Australian Immigration Law


Phillip Yip and Associates Pty Ltd is an Australian based specialist immigration law practice that assists local and overseas businesses seeking temporary work visas and permanent residence for foreign nationals.

We are also specialists in assisting individuals to manage the process of temporary and permanent residence visa applications as well as Australian citizenship applications.

Benefits for Employers

  • Fixed Fee Billing and Cost Certainty.
  • Collaborative Service Approach. We work with CEO’s, CFO’s, HR Professionals and Corporate Counsel to ensure compliance with immigration regulations. We collaborate to suit the needs of each company by assisting in all phases of the process.
  • Direct involvement of senior lawyers that remain available to clients to ensure that recruitment timelines are met.
  • Pro-active advice on Visa specific clauses to comply with Immigration, Employment, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws.
  • Solicitor/Client legal professional privilege. Employers have the benefit of this protection for confidential information which can’t be offered by non-lawyer migration agents.
  • Employers don’t pay for ad-hoc advice that can be provided without additional research.
  • Assistance in developing customized compliance plans and records to reduce exposure to the risks and liabilities of Employers’ obligations.
  • Regular eNewsletter updates to Employers on the latest immigration proposals and developments.
  • Regular Client Briefings on topics of interest to Employers.

Benefits for Individuals

  • High quality advice and support when it matters most. We know how stressful it can be to navigate Australian Immigration law and are here to help.
  • Collaborative Service Approach. We collaborate to suit the needs of each individual
  • Direct involvement of senior lawyers at all times
  • Solicitor/Client legal professional privilege. You have the benefit of this protection for confidential information which can't be offered by non-lawyer migration agents.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated immigration lawyers together with legal assistants led by Phillip Yip, the Principal Director of the firm. Phillip and Martin Hildebrand are two of less than 40 lawyers accredited in the State of New South Wales as Immigration Law Specialists.

More Information on Phillip Yip

Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law

More Information on Martin Hildebrand

Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law


We help, care and provide

  • Solutions for complex visa matters regardless of you or your business being in or outside Australia
  • Solutions and strategies for employer sponsored temporary work visas (previously the 457, now the 482 visa).
  • Solutions and strategies for employer nominated permanent residence visas commonly called “186 and 187 visas”.
  • Advice on Employers’ Compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • Advice on specific issues relevant to Visa related Employment Contract clauses, Termination issues, Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Advice on temporary and permanent residence applications in the skilled and family categories.
  • Advice on Australian citizenship law and applications.
  • Advice and preparation of appeals to immigration review tribunals and Courts.

Our services are regulated by the Legal Profession Uniform Law Act 2014 and from 22 March 2021 we, as practising lawyers, are no longer bound to be registered migration agents by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Our Clients

Our clients range from global corporations to niche boutique businesses as well as indviduals inside and outside Australia. Business clients are from a wide range of industry sectors including:

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical, Consumer Health and Animal Health
  • FMCG
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Media Services
  • Technical Services
  • Building and Construction
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Retail
  • Public sector
  • NGO’s

We are proud to actively support the following organisation(s) with pro bono immigration law advice:

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia

Contact Us

Please Contact

Phillip Yip, Principal or
Tani Le, Lawyer or
Martin Hildebrand, Lawyer

Suite 203, Level 2
276 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: (+61 2) 9283 6616

We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you!