Emma Mackey is the Legal Director of Mackey Lawyers Pty Ltd. She has been practising law for more than 22 years in Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
She commenced her career as an Associate in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1989, before being admitted to practise law in Western Australia in 1990. She worked in insurance law in large firms (including Phillips Fox) until 1995, when she commenced working with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia in employment and related areas. In 1997, she became the Manager – Legal Services for CCIWA.
In 2000, she moved to Sydney and was admitted to practise in New South Wales. While in Sydney, she worked for Deacons (now Norton Rose) in the Workplace Relations area. In 2001, she broadened her practice to include immigration law – as an additional service for her employer clients. Emma was transferred by the firm to Melbourne in 2002 to assist the firm’s Melbourne immigration clients. She is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1169802).
Over her career has represented organisations and corporations in many sectors including construction, mining, engineering, health, manufacturing and retail. Emma has significant advocacy experience appearing in courts and tribunals in four jurisdictions.
Emma also began undertaking work in the property law area in 2006.
Emma has a long history of training adults: as a tutor at two universities and through CCIWA’s Training Centre.
Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1988)
Bachelor of Laws (1989)
Admitted in Western Australia and federal Courts (1990)
Admitted in New South Wales (2000)
Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training (2000)
Registered Migration Agent (first registered in 2001)
Admitted in Victoria (2002)
Emma has written extensively on Australian immigration law and key issues affecting employer sponsors. Her most recent articles have been published by the Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd, Benchmarking HR and the Journal of the Institue of Public Accountants
Emma is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Migration Institute of Australia and the Victorian Women Lawyers’ Association