Ruth Burgess

Ruth Burgess

Associate - LLB, B.A (hons)

Immigration and General Law

Ruth graduated as a mature student from The University of Canterbury after her children had grown up. She has always had a strong interest in helping her local community and standing up to injustice, which has influenced the areas of law she works in.

Ruth heads Lawhub’s Immigration team and has helped many migrant workers with their visas and has advocated on their behalf against exploitation. She has over seven years of experience in both temporary and resident visa applications. She works with employees and employers on their immigration issues and is experienced with Section 61 and Section 378 Ministerial requests as well as Immigration and Protection Tribunal appeals. She likes nothing better than seeing families reunited and clients achieving residence.

Outside of work, Ruth loves spending time in the garden or burying her head in a book.

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