About Us


Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

Admitted in 1990 to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, James Coelho commenced practice in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).  He moved his legal practice to the northern suburb of Epping in 2006 to avoid the daily commute to the CBD and within a year found that his Sydney CBD clients were comfortable instructing him via the internet, telephone and the occasional visit to his offices in Epping.  He has a very busy and dynamic legal practice regularly adopting new technology and best practices for the benefit and convenience of his clients.

James Coelho has advised and represented clients from over 18 countries including China, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt, Brazil, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Iran and Australia with successful outcomes in their visa applications.

He has successfully assisted employers including SMEs in Queensland, Melbourne, Sydney, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom with sponsorship, work visa and business visa applications. He has an in depth understanding of many industries in which his clients operate including the areas of recruitment, human resources, roofing installations, construction, motel and restaurant operations, education, electrical trades, mechanic trades, information technology, rabbit farming, aquaculture, investment banking, legal services, digital marketing, incentive marketing, event management, religious services and automotive parts distribution to name a few.

He is familiar with business structures and business practices in Australia and the many countries of his clients. James Coelho regularly assists migrants and SMEs in their acquisition of business and assets in New South Wales.

Born in Malaysia, he immigrated to Canberra, Australia during his school years and has retained a working knowledge of Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia. He enjoys a swim and badminton for fitness and lives in Sydney.  James is a graduate of the Australian National University.

Areas of Practice:

Investor Migration, Business Migration and Work Visas. Skill Assessments and Visas. Spouse, Parent and Family Visas.  Having Legal Practitioner Number: LPN 5511726 (formerly MARN 9795361), Mr. Coelho commenced his Australian immigration practice in 1997.  

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Federal Court Appeals on behalf of immigration clients.

Commercial Loans, Agreements and Disputes. Business Succession Planning. Sale and Purchase of Business. Residential and Commercial Property Matters.  Estate Planning, Wills and Probate.

East Asia Desk:

Anne See 施柔安 Hong Kong Mobile +852 62921022; Australia Mobile: +61 405 974 092.  Call Anne for assistance if you wish to speak in Cantonese or Mandarin.  Anne is a graduate of the Australian National University and started her career as a corporate banker at the National Australia Bank.  She has lived and worked in Asia since 1994 in the area of finance and wealth management.  She is a Lifetime Board Member of the International Association of Chinese Traders, a Director of Hong Kong Taiwanese Hakka Association, a Director of the Women Artists Associates of Hong Kong and Vice President of the China Hong Kong Interactive Global Investment Association.