The Idesi Legal Team

We are Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin lawyers specialising in New Zealand Immigration, Refugee and Property Law. Our legal team has provided immigration advice, support and help with New Zealand visas, appeals and citizenship applications to migrants and refugees from all over the world since 2003.

Our Auckland team of immigration law specialists has considerable expertise navigating the bureaucratic hurdles of the New Zealand immigration process.

Having a North and South Island presence and given the inquires come as far as Stewart Island within New Zealand, Idesi Legal has a definite pulse on the New Zealand Immigration and Refugee Law scene and has a wide coverage as we also service our international clientele.

We can help you whether you want to immigrate to New Zealand for work, study or business, or if you’re coming to our beautiful country for a short visit.

We specialise in complex cases; we work for migrants and refugees for whom the New Zealand immigration process can be challenging. We also supply legal advice and support for more straight-forward immigration matters.

On your behalf, we will work with the relevant branch of Immigration New Zealand to ensure all visa requirements are met and all information is best presented. We’re here to get you a positive outcome.

As Immigration law specialists we take the worry and stress out of the New Zealand Immigration process.

Idesi Legal consists of a highly motivated and dedicated hard working legal team lead by Kamil Lakshman

Kamill Lakshman Immigration Specialist

Principal Lawyer

Kamil Lakshman


Kamil Lakshman is IDESI LEGAL Limited’s Principal Lawyer and Sole Director, with years of experience in Immigration and Refugee Law and in more recent times Property Law.

As Kamil Lakshman has lead civil aid status, IDESI LEGAL can assist our clientele with legally aided cases such as Refugee Asylum claim and Appeals to the Immigration Protection Tribunals among others.

Mrs Lakshman holds a prominent position in the extended Wellington community. She is getting a foothold in the Auckland community as more and more people seek her out. She is often asked to serve on Governmental consultation groups on migrant and refugee matters. She is an influential member in many Refugee and Migrant communities and has chaired many boards. She is known for her strong advocacy skills.

Mrs Lakshman is long standing member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Wellington Immigration and Refugee Law Committee, she is now the committee Convenor for the last fifteen years and her membership of the National Immigration and Refugee Law Reform committee has been renewed for another term. She is also a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals, and the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment. She also represents the New Zealand Law Society on  Immigration New Zealand’s reference group ,which consults on wider Immigration issues with interested parties including the Minister for Immigration. 

She writes regular columns and articles regarding immigration related issues and has hosted a weekly radio program “Koffee with Kamil”, discussing pertinent issues in relation to New Zealand Immigration Law.

Mrs Lakshman initially completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After which she worked for many years in the Ministry of Education as a Divisional Manager. At this stage she commenced and completed her Diploma in Corporate Management and Masters in Business Administration in International Management. She then went on to complete her LLB from Victoria University of Wellington. She was admitted to the New Zealand High Court as Barrister and Solicitor in 2000.

She is often involved with various issues arising in Immigration and Refugee related areas and has a passion for representing those that have been wronged. Mrs Lakshman is known for taking on the cases that have on the face of it, appear to have no merit. Mrs Lakshman has organised multiple humanitarian appeals to aid Fiji relief efforts. She has a spiritual bent including enjoying yoga, meditation.

As co-coordinator of “Mamta”, an Asian Women’s group she has successfully lobbied the New Zealand Government on many migrant issues. Te-Papa, the New Zealand National Museum has benefited from her input in regards to the “Aainaa – Indian Wedding in New Zealand” exhibition and also in a series of ongoing lectures and forums.

The team of immigration lawyers at IDESI LEGAL have the training and experience to help with all types of New Zealand work visa applications. Call 09 283 0157 for expert immigration advice.

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